Tuesday, December 28, 2021


Authenticity inspires creativity, enhances accountability, unleashes potential, and accelerates professional competency development.

Being authentic is defined as being real or genuine, or simply being yourself, your character, personality, strength and weakness, even if you are not perfect, and nobody is. 

Being authentic is the state of self-consciousness, self-discovery, and self-improvement. The more you understand yourself; the better chance you can have a positive attitude to develop yourself, build unique competency and grow yourself into a talented professional and a high mature human being.

Authenticity inspires creativity
: Creativity is both innate and a skill. It is an individual activity. So it’s by nature, unique to each person. Some can really develop it to be something invaluable. When you are authentic, reflect who you are, discover your inner strength, keep your mind flowing, release the positive energy, out of this comes a beautiful thing, the freedom of choice and the plenty seeds of creativity. Authenticity is the engine to boost creativity, and creativity is an idea to convey authenticity. The angle from which you view it determines how you identify and categorize the similarities and differences among the many faces of creativity.

Creativity at its inception is a very intimate personal pursuit. Authenticity makes people understand themselves better, and explore things or activities that interest them, so they get better opportunities to craft skills and build creativity strength. Creativity is multi-faceted, as if standing in a hall of mirrors, you reflect creativity back upon itself and speculate upon its nature, never knowing which image is real and which is the reflection. It seems creativity reflects itself without revealing its true nature. Creative people show intellectual curiosity to ask insightful questions, gain multidimensional understanding of problems, discover the truth from myths, spark fresh ideas and catalyze innovation.

Authenticity enforces accountability:
A professional is responsible for his/her actions. He/she should be accountable to his/her organization, to himself/herself or his/her conscience. Consider authenticity to be a positive outcome of inner drive and strength, enlightened and informed motivation, authenticity enforces accountability. Being authentic means being true to that in every aspect: thinking, saying, and doing to enforce accountability; showing integrity to make sound judgment, think and act consistently to lead change smoothly.

In the business setting, accountability needs to be well embedded in the organizational culture; advocating open leadership, shared accountability or collective accountability involves shared ownership, empathetic communication, and cross-functional collaboration which further catalyze innovation. Thus, organizations should cultivate the culture of authenticity - to encourage people to be authentic, inspire inclusiveness and enhance accountability, apply independent thinking for decision-making, with the intention to build on morale and improve business performance.

Authenticity accelerates capability development:
Capability developed based on authenticity and natural talent via a series of activities and resources make people feel more confident and effortless. People experience all kinds of situations good and bad in their lives that require moral courage to deal with, and capabilities to deal with them for achieving certain results. Competency is a unique set of capabilities with focus; here are cognitive competency, knowledge competency, or problem-solving competency. All of those could be integrated into core competency to make professional achievement.

Authenticity accelerates capability building because inner talent can be developed more smoothly into professional competencies. Leadership is a unique competency. Being authentic makes leaders more purposeful, truthful and influential. If they can keep discovering who they are, and pursuing the better version of themselves. As a matter of fact, leadership authenticity is based on the purpose of leadership; the leadership strength; and leadership practices. Defining your true purpose is a helpful instrument to guide yourself, your team, your business, and your relations along the other dimensions.

Being authentic means being true to that in every aspect: Thinking, saying and doing. You are the cohesive self, not the pieces of incoherent parts. Everyone is unique, the mind of every individual is different, the actual mental understanding and subsequent manifestations in action will be different for each individual. Authenticity inspires creativity, enhances accountability, unleashes potential, and accelerates professional competency development.


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