6 things authentic leaders do: #CommChat recap

leadership concept, communicationIn connection with this month’s issue of CW on authentic leadership, your fellow communicators shared what they thought authentic leadership means in a recent #CommChat discussion. While many of the definitions and attributes shared aligned with those offered by this month’s authors, the discussion featured a few additional qualities of authentic leaders.

Here are the six that stood out.


Authentic leaders…

1. Listen


2. Communicate clearly


3. Understand themselves


4. Don’t put their success ahead of the team’s


5. Motivate and inspire employees


6. Don’t make a show of being a leader. They just are


For more tips on authentic leadership, read the complete discussion here. #CommChats are every Wednesday at 9 a.m. PT. Follow hashtag #CommChat on Twitter to participate.

Caroline Cornell

Caroline Cornell is associate editor for IABC’s content department.

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