“Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership” — Harvard Business Review, January 2015. You do not have to be born with particular traits to lead, anyone can learn to be an authentic leader. Authentic leaders are self-actualized individuals who are aware of their strengths, their limitations, and their emotions. They place emphasis on building credibility through honest relationships and place value on shared input and ethical foundations. The session will start with a presentation from Lynn Sartori’s on authentic leadership covering (1) Authentic Leadership – what is it? (2) Working with your own, and your teams’, strengths and limitations and (3) Finding and embracing passion in your work and relationships. This will be followed by practical workshop facilitated by Jill Rowe on developing authentic leadership capabilities and implementing a strengths-based approach to working. The benefits and challenges will be explored through discussion and activities. Participants will be encouraged to take away an action plan to reflect on their leadership journey and prepare a development plan for themselves.
Chairperson: Sebastien Ducarme, Global Functional Excellence Associate, Roche.