In Authentic leadership Bas Blekkingh reveals how you can create more, do more, inspire more and achieve more both at work and in your life beyond your job. He demonstrates that leading is about more than merely managing others and argues that effective leadership comes not from learning a selection of influencing tricks and management techniques but from fully understanding yourself, your needs and what motivates you. Blekkingh invites you to journey through his field-tested seven-layered model in order to discover your mission in life. Each layer digs deeper into what drives you until at the heart of the model you come face to face with your authentic self. By using the model you will unlock your purpose and gain the insight to inspire your team or organisation. You will learn: How individuals, teams and organisations can gain job satisfaction, confidence and success through Authentic leadership; That ego is not a bad thing - understanding your own can enhance your authenticity; How to deal with the extreme ego behaviours of others; How by defining your personal mission you can also define the mission of your team or organisation. Authentic leadership is an inspirational, sometimes challenging book that will enable you to create an environment where achievement and fulfilment positively reinforce each other, whether you are a manager, coach, consultant, professional or teacher.