If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.
—JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
In Chapter 6, we began the discovery process into your visionary self. We saw that having clarity on what you truly care about and what forms your values relates to passion and authenticity, which are essential for rallying the troops and persuading them to follow.
But leading with authenticity also means you must practice what you preach. The best evidence of your true feelings and beliefs comes less from your words than from your deeds. When your words are believably connected to what you do, when you behave in line with your vision, only then do you display integrity and build trust with your followers. ...