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Being an authentic leader means being true to who you are in dynamic situations and with different audiences and scenarios. In this excerpt of an interview with Dr. David Darnell, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Education Leadership at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa he talks about how his experiences as a leader differ when working with his graduate students, his colleagues at Drake and his work in his local church, as well as touching on his lifelong experiences in education. The subject of this excerpt is how being a leader may change given different contexts and in working with different constituents. His comment about remaining true to yourself while helping others get where they are going is particularly keen.