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Authentic Change

Jun 22, 2021

Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Authentic Change Podcast, I am Mike Horne, your host. Authenticity reflects what we want from each other and our organizations, open communication, trust, community, fun, and opportunity, I want to help you to do your best in your personal and professional relationships.

This podcast delivers expertise, insights, and approaches on authentic leadership to live your purpose, lead from your values, to establish connected relationships, to steward people and culture change, to build and sustain prosperity, and to open doors and possibilities. This podcast will assist you in paving the way forward to personal, team, and organizational prosperity.

I am joined today by Alain Hunkins to discuss authenticity and purpose. Alain helps high-achieving people to become high-achiever leaders and in this episode, we aim to crack the leadership code.


Key Takeaways:

[1:53] Alain talks about his passion for helping people become better leaders.

[4:04] Alain gives an example of leading from authenticity.

[7:58] How does Alain know when people are ready for authentic leadership?

[10:01] Alain describes the profile of an authentic leader.

[12:10] Alain talks about the importance of fostering psychological safety in an organization.

[16:55] What do people who crack the leadership code achieve?

[21:44] The simple things are the most valuable ones.

[22:25] Alain shares key lessons with the audience.

[25:18] The crucial importance of asking for feedback.

[28:15] Becoming a more powerful questioner is a great resource for leaders.

[29:33] Alain shares advice to help people in their leadership journeys through the current pandemic: Ask questions, Be human, and Check your assumptions.


Mentioned in this episode:

Learn more about Mike Horne on Linkedin

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Find more about Leading People and Culture with Authenticity


Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders, Alain Hunkins.

Alain Hunkins on Linkedin

Cracking the Leadership Code Website

Email Alain Hunkins at