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September 09, 2014 09:00 ET

MEDIA ALERT: TEDx Speech, "Why Does Authenticity Matter," Now Available Online

Root Inc. CEO Jim Haudan Addresses Why Authenticity, Compassion and Vulnerability Is Critical to Being a Good Leader

SYLVANIA, OH--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2014) -

Root Inc. CEO Jim Haudan, TEDx Tampa Bay

Jim Haudan -- CEO of Root Inc. -- gave a talk at TEDx Tampa Bay earlier this Summer titled, "Why Does Authenticity Matter." As power goes to the head, it may shut down the heart, separating us from the connections that allow us to be human. In this talk, Jim looks at the importance of authenticity and vulnerability in being a good leader.

Jim kicks off this talk addressing the question, "why is it that we will have an in-depth conversation with an airplane seatmate in coach, who we have never met before, and yet we haven't spoken with the same candor and vulnerability with people we have known for years?"

The heart of the talk lies in scientific research that finds the more powerful people become, the less empathetic and authentic they are as people and leaders. Jim brings us back to the importance of honesty, empathy and vulnerability in being a true leader.

The TEDx Talk is now available online 

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