#1. Care first. Selfishness disadvantaging others for the advantage of self blocks leadership.
Self-interest is normal. Other-interest is leadership.
You can be an uncaring jerk and have title, authority, and position. But leaders show heart first.
The courage and vulnerability of leadership is caring for others before they care for you.
The ultimate authenticity is caring. Show heart because it expresses your best self. Don’t deploy caring as a leadership strategy.