Jeff is a professional speaker and the author of three books, including The Power of Authentic Leadership. He’s done keynote speeches internationally and is a sought-after expert on authentic leadership.
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1) Compare yourself only to yourself – not to other people, otherwise you WILL despair.
2) An authentic person understands the balance between assertiveness and knowing when to let go.
3) Your worth is NOT dependent on any external circumstance.
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[01:12] – Now, he’s focused on spreading the message of authenticity
[01:56] – This episode will be all about authentic leadership
[02:29] – The 5 main keys to authentic leadership:
- Compare yourself to yourself
- Seek feedback from other people
- Be true to your word
- Have no hidden agenda
- Reveal your true self
[07:30] – “Whenever you compare yourself to other people, you’re going to despair”
[08:03] – One big reason why people struggle in authentic leadership is because they haven’t really processed the true meaning of it
[08:43] – “Authenticity is essential”
[09:13] – There is a balance between being assertive and being the bigger person
[10:00] – Find the balance between confidence and humility
[10:53] – Find the balance between planning and action
[14:10] – Jeff’s first tip in dealing with difficult people is to keep distance, if you can
[14:50] – “Know your values and know what you stand for”
[16:50] – People are giving their lives away for the external expectations of others
[17:24] – Cut the cord from some of those external expectations
[18:03] – “Your self-worth does not depend on external circumstances”
[19:26] – You are that which you seek – you are your own answer
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