All of us, as leaders or followers have both counterfeit and authentic qualities in our business and day-to-day lives. Our authentic qualities contribute to our success providing us with the vision to see problems clearly and the ability to solve them. Our counterfeit underside misleads us into believing we know more than we do and makes it difficult for us to learn from our own mistakes or the criticism of others. Distinguishing the real from the counterfeit within ourselves is the first step toward becoming more authentic, and hence more effective in our actions. In this new book Ken Shelton exposes the blinders that prevent us from becoming more authentic leaders and followers. He gives: clear distinctions between counterfeit and authentic ways of leading, working, and living; guidelines for recognizing what's real and what's counterfeit in your own behaviour as a leader and follower; measures and questions for assessing yourself on a continuum between the extremes of authentic and counterfeit; realistic steps for moving toward more authentic ways of thinking and acting; provides clear guidelines for distinguishing the real and the counterfeit at work and in your daily life.