Here is a great article from Real Business UK explaining why understanding your authentic leadership behaviours can have a positive effect on your business. For this positive impact leaders and managers need to have strategies to minimise the impacts of their dark side. “A one standard deviation improvement in the quality of management raises productivity by, on average, around ten per cent. This suggests potentially high returns to policies which improve the quality of management within companies.”
Understanding your reputation through a deliberate process is paramount for this to work. This can be achieved through a professional 360 feedback process and deep diving into your Hogan personality assessments. Both of these scientifically proven tools are purely from a reputation perspective. Knowing yourself is not as important as knowing what others think. Your authentic leadership behaviours are a double edged sword, your greatest friend and your greatest enemy. There are many great leadership training courses and coaches that can help you discover how to leverage your good and mitigate those bad behaviours.