The title will give me probably the most hits this blog ever had. Before you read any further, this is a book about authenticity.
I found it via Fred Zimny’s blog.
In this book Kets de Vries says:
I realise the importance of authenticity in my own life and the lives of others.
I have seen how easy it is for someone
to follow a route to
self-deception and illusion.
Fooling ourselves, as many of us learn the hard way, isn’t sustainable in the long run.
To me, being authentic implies being honest, truthful with myself and others, living … with my own values and principles, and experiencing a sense of meaning in what I’m doing.
a willingness to accept
what I am
and not attempt
to pass for something
or someone else
Authenticity means not only trusting my strengths but also my weaknesses and being patient with my imperfections. It has to do with having the courage to say how things are, to say no, to face the truth, and to do the right thing because it is right.
Sounds like a cool book. Not available on Kindle yet.
Looks to me like a Leading by Being program for CxO’s.