There has been much written about 'authentic' leadership, 'transformational leadership', 'quiet leadership'... the list goes on.

This article gets to the root of what is different about leadership. It's about 'being' not 'doing'. This 'being' requires the leader to be fallible, vulnerable and to not have the right answers. It requires them to be real. 

How real are you as a leader? Do you understand your purpose and how it aligns to that of your organisation? Without that knowledge, it'll be hard to be the true leader that you have the potential of being.

Discover your distinct leadership style by taking this short self-assessment questionnaire.