Areas of Expertise

Authentic Leadership

Thousands of studies have attempted to determine the perfect mix of leadership styles, skills, and personality traits that define great leaders.  While many leadership approaches have been derived from this research, most offer a “one-size fits all” prescription of skills, competencies, strengths or models.  Far too often, this cure-all approach neglects to take the individual into account, delivering disappointing results.

Nick Craig talks about a proven program of field-tested strategies and accessible tools based on his work with Bill George and Harvard Business School research to help you discover your own unique and Authentic Leadership model.  Achieve long-term, positive transformation by learning how to stay true to your authentic self, define personal values and principles, understand your motivations, build a support team, and remain grounded by integrating all aspects of life.

The Business Results of Authentic Leadership

In this speech, Nick helps a group understand how achieving sustainable business results in the 21st century is synonymous with the key elements of Authentic Leadership.  The models that worked in the 20th century for leadership are no longer adequate to the task at hand. Instead of choosing between getting results and your values, purpose, and beliefs, it is through choosing both that the most successful and sustainable companies are thriving in the 21st century.

Authentic Leadership and Accessing Your Sweet Spot as a Leader

Nick Craig discusses a proven program of field-tested strategies based on his work with Bill George and Harvard Business School research to help you discover your own unique and Authentic Leadership model!  When we align our strengths with our intrinsic and extrinsic motivations, our authenticity, satisfaction and success increase dramatically. Thus, you lead from your “True North.”

During this session you will:

  • Understand the overall True North approach to Authentic Leadership
  • Identify the unique leadership capabilities that have  been integral to your past moments of inspired Authentic Leadership
  • Clarify both your intrinsic and extrinsic motivations that impact how you relate to challenging leadership situations as an leader
  • Clarify your “sweet spot” of Authentic Leadership and those situations and roles where you are fully operating from your capabilities, and your intrinsic and extrinsic motivations