Are You an Authentic Leader?

Having facilitated over a 100 round tables with senior IT executives, I observed that a lot of them were really challenged with being authentic. Saying "NO" to stakeholders was very challenging for a lot of them. Even though they were already stretched for resources, they would really struggle to push back when stakeholders or a senior exec approached them for a new project or request. That would then result in project delays and scope creep. I used to struggle with the same thing. I didn't want others to think poorly of me so I would say an 'indirect' yes without actually saying no but not really meaning yes! I would then find ways to get myself out of the responsibility or ask someone else

Humanity in Business

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