Why authentic leadership is important

Today I want to talk about something that has me really riled up

As you watch/listen, you may get riled up too so stay until the end because I’m going to share an exercise that I think will make a difference in how to move forward from here

I’ve been following the news on WeWork lately, and it hasn’t been pretty.

(If you’re not familiar with WeWork, they’re a real estate company that provide workspaces for startups and other companies.)

Adam Neumann, CEO of WeWork stepped down several days ago.

After planning to file an IPO, things started to unravel for them as investors began scrutinizing the WeWork business model.

The CEO has also been in the media a lot recently for his questionable behavior.

He stepped down and still made hundreds of millions of dollars while many employees are experiencing layoffs and the stress that comes with the changes.

Why is this happening?

Yes, I think this is partly a result of gender bias in the workplace, but I’m going to talk about another issue here that’s gender-agnostic.

And as I get into it, I want to share – this isn’t specific to WeWork.

This is a larger issue that we are dealing with as individuals, as leaders, as a society.

I think too often we see companies like Uber and WeWork rise to the top to then come crashing down.

But these are symptoms of larger, unresolved issues and cracks in our foundation.

After you’re done watching or listening, I’d love to hear from you in the comments. 

  • What’s really important to you in life and work?
  • What’s the change you want to see in the world today?

Take a minute to share your thoughts in the comments below. 

Belma McCaffrey

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