Creating an authentic leadership style that aligns with your personal values and character can have a host of benefits. But in the face of uncertainty, conflict, and cultural expectations, many struggle to show their vulnerability while still appearing authoritative. This book shows leaders and aspiring leaders alike how to work with their people while also being true to themselves. You’ll learn from the latest research who is most at risk for feeling inauthentic, what that means for your credibility and your team’s engagement, and how to decide when it is appropriate to just be yourself—and when you need to adapt to fit the needs of your organization.
How to be human at work. The HBR Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.