What Authenticity Looks Like

Being authentic is very important for leaders, especially today. People want to know the behind the scenes you is the same as the you on stage. If they do not they won’t believe in you and they certainly won’t want to follow you. It is a result of our information overload society. We have gone from never letting them see you sweat to needing to be vulnerable.

That’s a tough balance to navigate.

Executive recruiter William Vanderbloemen discusses this challenge with ExecuNet’s Tony Vlahos during this excerpt from a session of ExecuNet Master Class.

William has studied 30,000 top leaders and discovered the 12 habits they share that make them as rare as a unicorn – and sought after and chosen, again and again. Listen to this short excerpt from his conversation with Tony to learn some tips on being a more authentic leader.

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William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Associate Director of Content Marketing, where he develops engaging job search, career path, and leadership insight to build ExecuNet's brand recognition as the leader in senior-level executive job search and all matters career.

He delivers executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand, amplifying the power of ExecuNet's expert voices and shaping the content strategy.

Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework. It is his training as an educator which allows Will to take complex ideas and make them simple for busy executives to understand and to execute.

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