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Extraordinary Authenticity

Updated: Sep 26, 2020

People immediately recognize and follow them when they see the true ones, those who walk on the paths of life according to their own preferences, those who adhere to their beliefs and those who do not step back. We can all count such people, and there is usually a great consensus on the authenticity of people in different lanes, such as Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Oprah Winfrey, Muhammed Ali, and Winston Churchill, which suggests that authenticity can be displayed in many different ways.

I call this "extraordinary authenticity", which means the ability to be yourself even under the most difficult conditions. This requires living with a paradox: as a leader, to be inspired, you must be competent in your job, but also accept that you do not know about matters that you do not know. At the same time, you need to be both self-confident and weak.

Allowing your weaknesses to appear can be difficult for most of us, but the idea of ​​having your own opinion in the business world is getting more difficult as it is also important to get along well with all kinds of people. It is clear that you cannot say to your colleagues or customers: "I am this, either accept it or go away." that is, if you want to move forward... Instead of closing people to yourself or engaging in unnecessary conflicts with corporate culture, you need to determine how you can be yourself in a way that broadens your attraction and influence.

Instead of completely changing himself, Indra found ways to adapt so that he could feel comfortable. One of them was about the love of cricket that he devoted his life to. Even one person in this country was not watching this game. Instead, they were watching baseball, another stick and ball game. So he gave himself to baseball and the team of the region to New York Yankees. He read everything he could find on the subject until he was able to speak comfortably about the game. `` I really could say that I love this vote and I love Yankees, '' Indra said, `` rather than pretending that he did when he did.''

Nooyi could choose to learn football or start the goal to better match his American counterparts, but that wouldn't suit his personality or interests. He could also sit back and say: "I'm not interested in these stupid American hobbies. If the people here want to know me, they can ask me who I am. '' But he didn't say that. Instead, he tried to find ways to suit both him and them to get closer to people. "I tried to adapt by leaving an open door instead of being completely a person I could never change and never endure, but I feel comfortable." It took the effort to find out how it would be in a new environment, but Indra managed to do it in a unique and authentic way.

"There is always room for improvement, progress and a better self." or '' I don't need to change. I'm good enough as I am now. ''

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