Authenticity

Authenticity: Being Yourself In Business

Reuben Singh | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Reuben Singh

In life being different is a strength not a weakness. As an entrepreneur I have always wanted to stand out from the crowd and demonstrate my individuality. I learnt very early in my business life that you do not need to imitate others and found many people try so hard to be different that they actually just become poor clones of someone else.

An Authentic Life Without Fear

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Hutchinson

It's easier to describe the presence of something than the absence of something but the feeling I had really was an absence; I noticed fear wasn't there. I listened for it, I tried to feel it, I waited for a fleeting thought to come and it simply didn't appear. It was the first time in years I was able to enjoy the moment without those nagging doubts in my head.

Why Being Authentic Is the Best Lesson I've Ever Learnt

Stephen Hull | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Hull

Ever since I was a schoolboy on work experience at my local newspaper, the Basingstoke Gazette, I'd dreamed of being a journalist and editor of a national newspaper. The world has changed a lot since those days and newspapers aren't what they once were. But one thing that has remained constant; being a great leader is one of the most valuable things any boss can be to his or her staff. So when I saw Dave Brailsford after the London leg of Le Tour I made sure I grabbed him for some advice. 'What makes a good leader?' I asked. After taking a moment to congratulate me on my promotion he paused, looked at me and said: 'Be authentic'. It was that simple.

The Art of Being Authentic

Adrian Kirk | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Adrian Kirk

When we experience someone being genuine we believe them. Be that a politician, someone asking for help at work, or the member of staff in a store who genuinely seems interested in helping us. We notice when people are being real, when they forget about trying to impress but come from a genuine desire to connect with us in that moment.

How to Build Authentic Connections at Work

Sarah Abell | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK
Sarah Abell

I tried an experiment when I took to the stage to give a talk on "failing to relate authentically" at this year's TEDxBristol. After walking on boldly (or as boldly as my nerves would allow), I spent the first minute or so telling the audience about my various accomplishments. Then I stopped. I walked off, re-entered and started again...

Are You Giving From Your Heart This Christmas?

Sacha Knop | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Christmas is by far the season in which people feel they HAVE to give because everybody does it, because that's what Christmas is all about or because that's how it's supposed to be. It's grown into 'the bigger the better' but is that really so? How authentic are we giving this Christmas?

How Much Do You Trust Yourself and the World Around You?

Jackie Mendoza | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Mendoza

Have you ever marvelled at how babies and young children exude pure trust in the world around them? It's worth remembering we were all like that once. But when I became curious about my own loss of trust story, I discovered I'd grown up with a lot of fear and negativity around me.

Endings and Beginnings

Philip Dundas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

This week was all about endings and beginnings. Markers in the sand. Moments in life that demand reflection and resolve. The first was the final goodbye to Collier's Garage, the old Citroën car repair workshop where my business has been running since November 2011.

Social Media is Plain and Simple

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Social Media is about people, about your audience; Social Media is not about buzz words. Action speaks louder in Social Media. So it is not about your number of followers on Twitter or number of Likes on your Facebook page; it is about showing your brand's human side and let your customers know that you care about them.

Why Honesty is the Best Policy

Belinda Parmar | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

This week Wayne Rooney received a slap on the wrists from the Advertising Standards Authority for passing off a blatant advertisement for Nike as a personal tweet. It's the latest in a long line of examples of major companies getting it wrong - and getting caught out - when it comes to 'hidden' marketing on social networks.

To Read or Not to Read: Speechwriting and Authenticity

Max Atkinson | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Politics
Max Atkinson

Yesterday's conference of the UK Speechwriters' Guild was another stimulating treat, for which founder Bran Jenner deserves the thanks of all of us who were lucky enough to attend.

Start-up Memoires: Being Authentic

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK
Louisa Leontiades

You have to be authentic on the internet to create trust, get followers and bond with your clients. On twitter they call it finding your voice. Be yourself. Be consistent.