Authentic Leaders Create Impact

by  Mike Henry  |  Light Your World

One of the things we like to promote here at Lead Change is members who inspire us to lead from who we are rather than our position.  With our character as the source of inspiration and influence we act as authentic leaders; not perfect but genuine, always seeking the best for the group rather than just for ourselves.

Recently Erin Schreyer(@ErinSchreyer) of Sagestone Partners and Authentic Leadership Cincinnati commissioned a video based on her thoughts on authentic, character-based leadership.  It’s titled You Are A Leader. Take a look.

What response does that inspire from you? How does that make you feel? What are you challenged to do as a result of watching that short video? Comment below or share this video with others.

Have you written something that you’d like to turn into a video? Do you have a particular message you’re passionate about sharing? What are you waiting for. Contact us, connect with other members or just get going. This group is full of people who would be glad to help you sharpen your message and make an impact. What are you waiting for?

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Chief Instigator (Founder) of Lead Change Group and VP of IT for a mid sized technology company. Passionate about character-based leadership and making a positive difference.  »  View Profile

What People Are Saying

Erin Schreyer  |  11 Jun 2011  |  Reply

Thanks for posting this, Mike!! This may be the most FUN project I’ve worked on – bringing life to these important words that I know Lead Change lives and breathes every day!!

Let’s keep encouraging each other and the rest of the world…because we CAN make a difference!!!

LEAD ON, friends!!! After all, YOU ARE A LEADER!!

Mike Henry  |  11 Jun 2011  |  Reply

It’s a great video and you clearly articulate the passion we share. I hope thousands see it.


Beyond Horizons  |  14 Jun 2011  |  Reply

Easier said than done! The thoughts that have been put across in the video are wonderful on paper. But, is it really viable in real life? The workplace environment in most organizations is stressed and most people are dissatisfied about their jobs. So how are people going to gather up the energy and positiveness to ‘lead’? And let us assume that people do muster up the required enthusiasm, how long will it last when their efforts go unrecognized? And, will their initiative be treated with respect or be taken as insubordination?
That being said, if people really do begin to ‘choose to lead’ and the workplace environment reciprocates, then wonders will happen!

– Sindoora (www.beyondhorizons.in)

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