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Authentic Leadership by Bas Blekkingh

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8

From ego to authenticity

In this chapter I will first establish the main differences between ego and authenticity before further elaborating the information from Chapters 5 and 7 to be able to move from ego to authenticity.

Figure 8.1 Ego and authenticity

Differences between ego and authenticity

Examples where ego and authenticity look very similar

Behaviour can look the same, whether it has arisen from the ego or the authenticity layer. Characteristic examples of normal and ego behaviour are given for each ego below.

Ego 1: Sally the Show-off tells of a positive experience in order to receive praise.

Authentic Anthony tells of a positive ...

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