The second is authentic. Authenticity implies honesty and integrity. This is someone who operates as their real self rather than their faux self (or a self with lots of hidden and false layers to hide behind). Authentic is operating from true self.
The question you may want to ask is – what sort of person do you want to work with? How hard is it when your work with individuals who are not real, not honest and present different sides. It may be that you know instantly when you meet someone if they are hiding behind their real selves. A lack of sincerity and maybe a façade pervade. I know who I want to work with – I want to work with authentic individuals where ever possible.
We are all leaders today, who are working and collaborating with other professional colleagues which can be challenging as well as joyful. However, when working with those who are authentic (in real self) and contributing in an honest way makes the collaboration more successful and contributes to creating greater levels of synergy and creativity. It may also bring more meaning to participation in the workplace environment.
Followers like authenticity in leaders. This is because an authentic person is open; communicates from a deep place; thus in turn they become a powerful communicator.
BE A GREAT LEADER! BE AUTHENTIC, BE REAL; BE HONEST.
COMMUNICATE POWERFULLY AND DEVELOP TRUST.
Janette Young, Knowledge Futures is a Consultant, Coach and Learning Facilitator. Author of Personal Knowledge Capital: the inner and outer path of knowledge creation in a web world. Elsevier.