Calling All Entrepreneurs: Karen Thacker – The Art of Authenticity

The Art of Authenticity: Tools to Become an Authentic Leader and Your Best Self

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Having a successful, rewarding career can be challenging, especially in today’s ever-changing business dynamics. Your company’s culture may shift, or you may land on a new path that puts you in unfamiliar territory. Maybe you’re at a crossroads with how to get to the next level. Regardless, what worked for you yesterday may not work for you tomorrow. How do you successfully navigate and thrive? How do you stay true to yourself while leading others?

Authenticity is the best way to lead, and an effective way to maintain success as an organization. This practical guide shows you how to find your authentic self and leverage it into an effective leadership training strategy.

Karissa Thacker is founder and president of Strategic Performance Solutions Inc., a management training and consulting firm dedicated to elevating people to reach their highest potential and career satisfaction.

Through her executive coaching work, Karissa has demonstrated that the path is through authenticity, and specifically through leveraging one’s authentic self when leading others. In her book, The Art of Authenticity, she combines empirical evidence with insights from her career to provide readers with advice on becoming an authentic leader. As Karissa has shown, authenticity is the best way to lead–and the right way to achieve sustainable success in our demanding business world.

The Art of Authenticity is a handbook for transforming your leadership by tapping into who you are at the deepest level. With insight gleaned from more than 20 years working with executives at nearly half of the Fortune 500® companies, Karissa demonstrates in clear, compelling language how it’s possible not only to lead through action, reflection, and conscious choice, but to maintain your core principles while inspiring a winning team.

Brimming with wisdom and research-backed findings, The Art of Authenticity provides readers with expert guidance on the artful application of psychological principles to real-world business situations, and offers powerful tools and insights for becoming your best, most authentic self.

Some are born to lead, other must be taught, but all leaders must work to retain their own values and basic sense of self. A simple pause can mean the difference between a knee-jerk reaction and an authentic decision, and the effects ripple throughout your organization. The Art of Authenticity is your guidebook to finding the true authentic leader within, and leading from the inside out for the long haul.

Karissa earned her doctorate in psychology from Spalding University and later served as a researcher with General Mills in the strategic growth arena. She also served as a senior consultant at RHR International, a global executive-development firm. Currently she serves as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at the University of Delaware’s Lerner School of Business.

To buy the book click HERE

Karissa’s website is http://www.karissathacker.com/

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