In the Leadership Course (Being A Leader And The Effective Exercise Of Leadership ― An Ontological/Phenomenological Model) by Werner Erhard, Michael C. Jensen, Steve Zaffron and Kari L. Granger authenticity is definded as “being and acting consistently with who you hold yourself out to be for others, and who you hold yourself to be for yourself.”

According to the authors the only actionable access to authenticity is being authentic about your own inauthenticities.

In Introductory Reading for the ‘Being a Leader and The Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model’ Course the authors state:

  • Without authenticity you can forget about being a leader.
  • Authenticity is being and acting consistent with who you hold yourself out to be for others, and who you hold yourself to be for yourself.
  • When leading, being authentic leaves you grounded, and able to be straight with yourself, and straight with others without using force.
  • To be a leader you must be big enough to be authentic about your inauthenticities.
  • As with integrity, being authentic is a never ending endeavor.

The only actionable access to authenticity is being authentic about your own inauthenticities.

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