Our Areas of Expertise

Authentic Leadership

Authenticity in the Workplace

Authenticity is a key building block for creating an inclusive workplace – one where everyone feels that they can bring their whole self to work and, in particular, what makes them different and unique. Our experience working with leaders has made it clear that those who are authentic in how they behave are more likely to create inclusive, empowered and innovative teams.

Authentic Leadership Programming for Your Leaders

At bci, we are fierce advocates for authentic leadership as a way to unlock your own and others’ potential. Our tailored leadership programming highlights the profound connection between inclusion, psychological safety, authenticity and leadership, and draws on the expertise in Ritu’s bestselling book The Authenticity Principle, which is a guide for living and working more authentically.

Why Choose bci for Your Authentic Leadership Training

Given that Ritu is an expert in authenticity, belonging and psychological safety, our authentic leadership training provides practical strategies for leaders on a range of takeaways including: how to leverage authenticity to experience heightened belonging themselves; how to increasingly create a culture where team members can bring more of their authentic selves to work; and, how to collectively live, work and lead with this spirit. Our authentic leadership training focuses on frameworks developed and laid out in The Authenticity Principle, including:

The Three Selves Framework

A model for better understanding how to be more authentic in how you live, work and lead by exploring your Authentic Self, Adaptive Self and Performing Self

The Seven Behavioral Dimensions

A deep dive into key behavioral elements to help you better understand your preferred behaviors, where you are conforming and why, when and how to adapt your behavior

Did You Know?

Authenticity is contagious.

When you lead with an authentic spirit, your team members will be more likely to say that they enjoy working with you, that they trust you, that they feel more engaged and satisfied and that they have greater feelings of workplace well-being and meaning.

And of course, all of this will cause your team members to be more productive, feel more included and, most importantly, stay at your organization. In a nutshell, to be inclusive, you want to lead with authenticity.

All of bci’s authentic leadership training can be offered in a webinar or virtual workshop format.

The Authenticity Principle

Resist Conformity, Embrace Differences, and Transform How You Live, Work, and Lead

At a time when many of us want to be more inclusive of others but don’t know how to make it happen, The Authenticity Principle is essential reading. Ritu Bhasin provides a highly practical and realistic action-plan for leaders to revolutionize how they lead their organizations and their teams, with authenticity as a guiding principle. This book is guaranteed to change how you think about yourself and those around you, while giving you the edge you need to be an inclusive leader in today’s world.

Bill Thomas

Global Chairman, KPMG International

Authentic Leadership Resources


4 Essential Inclusion Skills for Authentic Leadership​


Authenticity: The Transformative Approach to Building Inclusive Environments​


Authenticity Toolkit​


Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts​.

by Brené Brown

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