Author Archives: Authentic.

The Three Disciplines of Great Organizations

If you don’t get culture right, things tend to fall apart sooner or later. The disciplines of leadership and entrepreneurship are the key components of great culture. But left alone, the organization still falters under its weight. Like the third … Continue reading

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Jeff Chavez, Managing Partner

Jeff Chavez has a broad range of experience teaching professionals and leaders within early-stage, mid-market, and enterprise-level Fortune 500 organizations. He’s designed, implemented, and led thousands of experience-based educational programs over the past 25 years. As a highly rated educator, … Continue reading

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Investing in People

The research has been really clear, that those companies, that even from their infancy, focus on people and that build the kind of proven skills and behaviors as part of their culture, are more successful over the long-term, explains Jared … Continue reading

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Jared Bleak, Managing Partner

Jared Bleak is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in developing and delivering company leadership, culture, and process programs. He is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Authentic. For 10 years, Jared was the Executive Director and Global … Continue reading

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Teaching Leadership With Storytelling And Practice

“Leader” is not just a title for the CEO or the vice-president, or the director. Everybody leads. We are leading our own daily lives making the choices to get out of bed and to do good things on a daily … Continue reading

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Authentic. Approach To Transforming Organizations

At Authentic, we focus on helping companies transition in their performance, especially around agility and innovation. We look at things that are common and we help companies understand how to make it something different. So we spend a lot of … Continue reading

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Managing Crisis

As a leader handles crisis, one of the key things for that leader to remember is that moods are contagious. Emotions are contagious and a leader’s followers will align their emotions and their mood with that leader over time, and … Continue reading

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Purpose Drives Engagement

How can you get the most out of your employees? It comes down to two things: One is the leader’s ability to create engagement among his or her people. Second, is to really capture their passion, to get them involved … Continue reading

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How Organizations Can Master The Traits Of Agility

“Within any organization, you can create an institute of expertise where you begin to create a system where knowledge is handed down through study, and teaching” says Jeff Chavez of Authentic Development. Through a process called the “everyone teaches cycle” … Continue reading

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Teaching Entrepreneurship Within The Organization

We talk about “risk” in the professional world in a different context compared to how we think of the risk of an entrepreneur who has mortgaged his home to start a company. While a little different, Jeff Chavez of Authentic … Continue reading

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