“You have to see yourself as successful and know you are doing the right thing to get there.”
– Deborah Pendergast, Beta Tau and Director of the Division of Fire Standards and Training & EMS at the New Hampshire Department of Safety

A person who is genuine possesses specific positive beliefs and values. These are based on experience and prior learning. She is willing to adjust her beliefs and values as she matures and grows as a person. She authentic, which means she conforms to her values and beliefs which enhances others’ trust, reliance, and belief in her.

Additional Resources

Interested in diving deeper into how to become a more genuine leader? Check out these additional resources from author Brene’ Brown on being vulnerable and authentic!

The Power of Vulnerability
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene’ Brown

More Brene’ Brown

Self Guided Core Values Assessment
Use this self-guided core values assessment from the Center for Ethical Leadership to discover how you can uncover what guides you as a leader who is firm and authentic to your core values.

Student Success
Part of being genuine is admitting you need help! Locate your academic resources on campus to help you achieve success!