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Saying what we mean: the second level of authenticity

By Dan Leatherdale, Partner In our last blog on the AGL authenticity model, we ran naked in the rain to remember what it’s like to be vulnerable and self-aware. Now it’s time to put our clothes back on as we tackle the issue of incongruence. Incongruence is the complicated word for a simple concept. It […]

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  • Navigating the ravine: the perils of confirmation bias

    Psychologists have identified the name of the black hole down which we pointlessly fling the majority of our communication: it’s called confirmation bias. This ravine has been known to divide the House of Commons like the rift in a tectonic plate, making attempts at true debate an unhappy business. And, as we approach a general […]

    13 March 2015
  • All naked and confused: the problem of self-awareness

    In this second piece on AGL’s authenticity model we look at the first level: self-awareness – what we really stand for, what we really think and feel, and what we really want to say Authenticity begins with self-understanding – which sounds simple, but can be hard, like dancing with wolves or synchronised swimming. It’s a […]

    18 February 2015
  • Defining authenticity: If a cat has four legs…

    By Dan Leatherdale, Partner at AGL Authenticity is an important idea. It may even be one of the most important ideas, especially now that economic collapse has humbled us and made us warier of puff and hubris. Increasingly, it seems, we like things to be real. Our footprints are lighter, our palettes more earthy, and […]

    15 December 2014
  • What Bosses Gain by Being Vulnerable

    By Emma Seppälä Harvard Business Review http://hbr.org/2014/12/what-bosses-gain-by-being-vulnerable    

    15 December 2014
  • Monica Lewinsky and the power of an authentic voice

    Last night Monica Lewinsky spoke to a small invited audience at the Connaught Hotel in London.  She was talking to us a month after we helped her break a ten-year silence with a speech for Forbes in Philadelphia – a speech that earned her a standing ovation from an audience of more than one thousand […]

    26 November 2014