Leadership begins with knowing who you are and what you believe. Authenticity is the need for leaders to be themselves regardless of the situation. For this reason, it is more than self-awareness. It is the ability to share the deepest and truest part of ourselves with others.

The quote above is from a post by a guest blogger on Michael Hyatt’s blog.  If authenticity doesn’t hook you maybe the fact that the blogger is a former FBI agent will.

I believe authenticity is one of the underappreciated aspects of interpersonal relations in general and leadership specifically.  I have posted about it here.

I don’t have time to write more and don’t want to steal the thunder of the author so I commend the post to you and encourage you to give it a read.