“Today authenticity is seen as the gold standard for leadership.” — Bill George, Discover Your True North (2015)

In the twentieth century, leadership was largely defined by charisma, strength, experience, and IQ. But with the chronic ethical failures of businesses, churches, and non-profit organizations in recent decades, the focus has shifted. People now look for transparent, collaborative, and authentic leaders. Would these words describe you as a leader? How might you embrace this gold standard a little more this week?