The conscious leader strives for authenticity.

He knows that authenticity is more than just being honest about what you think or feel. It’s about rising above yourself and being the best version of yourself that you are committed to be. For example, being an inspiration even when you don’t feel like it, or to people you don’t really like.

He sees that our default setting is inauthentic: we do and say only what we believe we have to, in order to survive and get by, in order to “make it”. When we get found out, we make up stories to cover ourselves. When pressed further, we cover up the cover up. This is the game of being human.

The conscious leader is suspicious of people who claim to be authentic. He rather trusts those who can be authentic about their inauthenticity.


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