We often believe we must become something other than who we are in order to lead and communicate with power and presence. We do not. We need only to become fully ourselves.

This sounds easy, except it isn’t.

This is where the real work of leadership development exists: to know ourselves, accept ourselves, and our reason for being – our dreams, purpose and values. Then, we must have the courage to live our lives accordingly, to create the world we intend, and when challenged, criticized, or mocked, to stand firmly in our resolve (and often alone).

Being fully one’s Self – the best, highest version of ourselves – is power, strength and presence. And, exceptional leadership communication that engages, connects, aligns, and moves people to act, results.

Here is an example