Bill george authentic leadership 02-06-2011


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Bill george authentic leadership 02-06-2011

  1. 1. According to Andrew Cohen if we aspire to be an authentic leader, we must always be willing to: Stand alone Live fearlessly Act heroically Want to be free and true more than anything else Take unconditional responsibility for oneself Andrew Cohen is a 21st-century Face everything and avoid nothing teacher of enlightenment. At all times see things impersonally Live for a higher purpose . 02/06/11 Authentic Leadership
  2. 2. “ Bill George”- Harvard Business School Professor, former Medtronic CEO, and Best-Selling author ” 02/06/11 According to Bill George’s definition in Harvard Business Review, authentic leaders are “good in their skin,” so good they don’t feel a need to impress or please others. They not only inspire those around them, they bring people together around a shared purpose and a common set of values and motivate them to create value for everyone involved.’
  3. 3. <ul><li>Authentinc leaders have deep sense of purpose for their leadership and are true to their core values. </li></ul><ul><li>They are people with the highest integrity who are committed to building enduring organisation. </li></ul>02/06/11 Authentic Leadership
  4. 4. <ul><li>Authentic leaders see themselves as the stewards of the assets they inherit and servants of all their stakeholders. </li></ul><ul><li>They lead with their hearts, not just their heads, yet they have the self discipline to produce strong results. </li></ul><ul><li>More often we idolize the wrong leaders, associating image with leadership and confusing stock price with corporate values. </li></ul>02/06/11 Authentic Leadership
  5. 5. <ul><li>According to him business leaders must communicate the mission and the values of the organisation everyday and decisions they make must be consistent with these values. </li></ul><ul><li>Employees learn from the behaviour of their leader, how they treat people and how the leader commnicate with the people. </li></ul>02/06/11 Transmitting Ethics and values of the organisation:: -
  6. 6. <ul><li>Authentic leaders find appropriate balance between work and the home life and they are more effective on the job because they make more thoughtful decisions and their employees make higher level of commitment to the organisation. </li></ul>02/06/11 Work Life balance::-
  7. 7. Following questions revealed from 360 Feedback will reflect your Authentic Leadership: Are you and others clear on your purpose as a leader? Are your actions congruent with your values? Are you helping others access their Authentic Leadership? Do you and the organization you lead deliver? Do people see you as an Authentic Leader? 02/06/11 Authentic Leadership
  8. 8. CMA T.K.Dhar 02/06/11 Adapted from Harvard Management Update-Five hot questions-Published in T.O.I