3 results for tag: authenticity


Authentic Leader/ Inauthentic Leader: Which Are You?

We all know that authentic leadership is important and relevant, but as Christ-centered leaders we must not forget that our source of identity starts and ends with Word of God. Once we were enslaved by the shackles of sin, but now we are born again in Christ. Now, to be authentic, we must strive to take off our former habits, thoughts, and wounds and replace them with the new identity in Christ. Ephesians 4:15 captures what authenticity means for Jesus followers. “Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth (in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly). Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is ...

Unveiling the Mask of Authenticity

On one of my birthdays my sister gave me a full-face rubber mask…one of those crazy things you slip over your head. She told me she’d give me ten dollars if I’d wear it into the pulpit one Sunday (my kids raised it to fifteen dollars), but I just couldn’t do it! One night I wore it to a speaking engagement. Without any explanation, I just stood up and began to speak on being authentic. There I stood pressing on, making one statement after another as the place came apart at the seams. Why? Anybody knows why! My mask canceled out everything I had to say, especially on that subject. It’s impossible to be very convincing while you wear a ...

How to Become an Authentic Speaker

Can you believe that the fear of public speaking ranks higher in most people’s minds than the fear of death? In other words, at a funeral, the average person would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy. In fact, 3 out of every 4 on average people have speech anxiety causing enormous stress when delivering public speeches. I also happen to suffering slightly from this anxiety. Thankfully, the level of anxiety has been diminishing gradually through a growing confidence in my ability to completely be myself and not contrived in any form or fashion. In the last several years, I have felt a growing desire to become a better speaker – ...