Be real with people, or be prepared to lose them.

It’s hard. As Pastor Rick Warren wrote once, we all fight against three particular fears:

  • the fear that we will be exposed for who we truly are
  • the fear that we will be rejected
  • the fear that we will be hurt again.

We overcome those fears by deciding to walk in the light, rest in God’s love, and by allowing God to give us a new heart.

But knowing that authenticity is absolutely key to connecting with and leading people, how do we cultivate authenticity among those whom we lead who in turn lead others?

How do we create a more authentic staff or more authentic volunteers? I have a few thoughts.

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