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Authentic Leadership
Victor Manuel Monteiro Seco, Entrepreneur, Portugal, Member
I can't wait for great authentic leadership to emerge in the current context in which the trust is shaken. In times of crisis people discover ways to better deal with the future.
As an authentic leader, self-consciousness is absolutely fundamental. You cannot be emotionally intelligent if you are not also self-aware. Authentic leadership requires you to ' Know Thyself ', Greek: ' γνῶθι σεαυτόν ', Latin: ' nosce te ipsum 'This requires, in addition to maturity, an intense work of self-examination or individuation. The criticisms, even the toughest, are essential for the construction of self-awareness. To do so, you need to get honest feedback from followers, so the followers must also be authentic.
If we are all relia...Register
 

 
Elements to Authentic Leadership
Greg Johnson, Coach, United States, Premium Member
A personal discipline to be visionary...
 

 
Qualities of Authentic Leadership (Goffee and Jones)
Victor Manuel Monteiro Seco, Entrepreneur, Portugal, Member
OK! But I think leaders can't do anything without followers help. It's a question of organization balance. When you find somebody that chooses you to ...
 

 
What are Authentic Leaders? Avolio, Luthans and Walumbwa
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
In 2004, influential writers Avolio, Luthans, and Walumbwa define authentic leaders as "those who are deeply aware of how they think and behave...
 

 
Four Characteristics of Authentic Leaders, Authentic Followership (Shamir and Eilam)
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
In 2005, Shamir and Eilam advanced their 4 characteristics of authentic leaders:
1. Rather than faking their leadership, authentic leaders...
 

 
Characteristics of Authentic Leadership
Greg Johnson, Coach, United States, Premium Member
The HBR team is on point with a general observation by George, Sims, McLean & Mayer when they wrote that 1000's of scholars have written various defin...
 

 
Refined Definition of Authentic Leadership
Victor Manuel Monteiro Seco, Entrepreneur, Portugal, Member
Based on the preceding contributions we can advance a more “refined definition” of authentic leadership as “a pattern of leader behavior that draws up...
 

 
Characteristic of Authentic Leaders: Excellent Communicator
mohd.hanifah, HR Consultant, Malaysia, Member
@Greg Johnson: I agree completely that authentic leaders, no matter at whatever level, must be able to communicate ...
 

 
Authentic Leaders in Brief
JuanCarlos Pacheco, Ing. Electrónico, PMP, MBA, Peru, Member
In my modest view, the authentic leader must have:
- self esteem in order to really understand the world,
- a great ability to communicate ...
 

 
Authentic Leadership and Leader Authenticity are Different
Michael Horwitz, Professor, United States, Member
So far some great citations to the most recent work on authentic leadership have been made. Walumbwa et al. & Kernis come at this from an academic app...
 

 
Difference between being Natural and being Authentic
Adonis, Business Consultant, France, Member
- The theoretical elements provided by Vitor and Michael means we have to consider when leadership is appreciated / judged as authentic, given ...
 

 
Authentic Leadership what it Is?
Leodegardo M. Pruna, Professor, Philippines, Member
An authentic leader is one who is not only true to others but more importantly true to himself.
In the
 

 
Authentic Leadership Requires Experimenting with Various Leadership Styles / Methods
Rebecca Roe, United States, Member
I have a conflict here. If we are to assume that leadership styles are taught, and we know that there are many leadership styles and approaches showca...
 

 
Know Yourself and The Effect on your Followers
Alex Dail, Management Consultant, United States, Member
Authentic leaders know themselves, but also their followers / subordinates, they know how to respond to the individuals.
Stated different...
 

 
To Know Yourself You Have to Face your Most Fundamental Fears
Onno Harmsen, Entrepreneur, Netherlands, Member
@Rebecca Roe: to become an authentic leader, you need to know yourself. In order to know yourself, you should be op...
 

 
Leadership Begins by Leading our Own Life First
Maria Lairet, Coach, Venezuela, Member
I like the way Vitor addresses leadership. I could not agree more. I'd like to add that emotional intelligence begins with self-awareness, so i...
 

 
Address Craving for Significance and Convince Oneself First
Marta Amde, Financial Consultant, United States, Member
@Onno Harmsen : you said it all. Two points I want to add
(a) We are created in the image of god. All God wan...
 

 
Authentic Leadership
Fatime Usman Mafa, Management Consultant, Member
I agree with Maria. Leadership begins by leading our life first and also trusting our instincts, by making decisions that help in changing the ...
 

 
Is authenticity in the Person or in the Leader?
Jacques Strydom, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
I'm struggling to differentiate between being an authentic person and being an authentic leader.
In what I have read, it seems as if whatever ha...
 

 
First an Authentic Person, then an Authentic Leader...
Victor Manuel Monteiro Seco, Entrepreneur, Portugal, Member
Hello Jacques, firstly we must assume the authentic person. Not every person wants to be an organization leader.
But we can find inside us a gre...
 

 
Leaders and Followers
eva lufranco, Business Consultant, Philippines, Member
Hi Mr. Seco, it is great to have been able to read your leaderhip issue. It is very nice that on account of being an authentic leader you emphasize th...
 

 
Authentic Leadership - A Myth or Reality?
VENKATESWARAN, Teacher, India, Member
In reality there is nothing special like authentic leadership and un-authentic leadership. Leadership itself means all virtues that motivate people to...
 

 
2 Questions about Authentic Leadership
Belay Gezahegn, Director, Ethiopia, Member
I would like to understand whether authenticity implies to being authentic to ones own idea, or to followers, or does it imply to virtuousness and vic...
 

 
Authentic LEADERS
Jacques Strydom, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
@Vitor Manuel Monteiro Seco: hi. May I call you Vitor? Thanks for the swift reply. What you say makes sense, thanks...
 

 
Authentic Leadership is Preferable Style
Sylvia Grant, Consultant, Australia, Member
The characteristics of authentic leadership in the comments above remind me of the book by Stephen Covey, "Principle Centered Leadership", and David R...
 

 
Authentic Leadership - The Way Forward
Victor Manuel Monteiro Seco, Entrepreneur, Portugal, Member
@Venkateswaran : I think a myth is something or a person that people believe has been successful in the past.
...
 

 
Authentic Leadership
Laxman Prasad Paudel, Manager, Nepal, Member
Authentic leadership takes ownership of his/her organization, followers/subordinates and he/she is capable of making an authentic pathway to achieve t...
 

 
Authenticity is not Optimal Compatibility
Adonis, Business Consultant, France, Member
@Vitor Manuel Monteiro Seco: I understand the application domain you suggested and I like it. From that point of vi...
 

 
Authentic Leadership Means a Dialogue
Miguel Merodio, Business Consultant, Mexico, Member
My personal view is that authentic leadership is not subject to tightly defined patterns. Interpersonal relationships are influenced by multiple facto...
 

 
Authentic Leadership in a Moral Sense
Robert Sowell, Consultant, United States, Member
Sometimes we use the same words, but with different meanings. Some of the posts related to this topic are examples, because we are using words that ca...
 

 
5 Marks of Authentic Leadership
Laura Nayeli Peralta Calderon, Mexico, Member
I call these the five marks of authentic leadership:
1. Have insight
2. Demonstrate initiative.
3. Exert influence
4. Have impact...
 

 
Authentic Leadership or Leader Authenticity
Victor Manuel Monteiro Seco, Entrepreneur, Portugal, Member
@Michael Horwitz: as Cooper et al. (2005) said, it’s better to understand the authenticity construct as an “...
 

 
Authentic Leadership Requires Someone to Be Flexible
Mapsie, South Africa, Member
@Rebecca Roe: I agree with you completely, Rebecca. An authentic leader needs to be flexible and dynamic and also e...
 

 
Authentic Leadership & Flexibility
Greg Johnson, Coach, United States, Premium Member
@Rebecca Roe makes a great point regarding clones and the need to be flexible. Authentic leaders are learners
 

 
Significance of Self in Leadership
Rebecca Roe, United States, Member
@Onno Harmsen: agreed.
We want to have a purpose to our lives. This is one way to make a difference and be sig...
 

 
What Other Features are Needed for Authentic Leaders?
Dr zahra gheidar, Consultant, Iran, Member
Obviously all these points are vital and considerable points. Authentic leaders are learners, self aware and also they know others, self control and s...
 

 
What Other Features are Needed?
Victor Manuel Monteiro Seco, Entrepreneur, Portugal, Member
@Zahra Gheidar: hi, a strong leader has all the traits observed in overall leadership theory and practice.
But...
 

 
Authenticity of Leadership refers to a Particular Required Management Context
Adonis, Business Consultant, France, Member
We have to consider that authentic leadership must be a type of leadership, in which we refer to a certain truthfulness of the origins (...
 

 
Truth is the Most Important Feature Needed for an Authentic Leader
Rebecca Roe, United States, Member
@Vitor Manuel Monteiro Seco: if you want lifelong respect and a clear conscience, an authentic must take the succes...
 

 
Authentic Leadership
Adam mohammed Baba, Director, Ghana, Member
I agree with Vitor Manuel, because in recent times demand for people centered leadership has inspired organizations to shift to ideas that take follow...
 

 
Authentic Leadership, Believe and Trust
Victor Manuel Monteiro Seco, Entrepreneur, Portugal, Member
People need to believe and trust in their leaders, and now more than ever.
1) BELIEVE, in the sense that was given by Gilbert (1991), whic...
 

 
Authentic Leadership is a Alter Ego of Who?
hernando bernal, Professor, Colombia, Member
I think also the believe and trust in himself is important. But is it possible to obtain the most powerful spirit to lead the organization into the ne...
 

 
Trust is the First Step to Motion
Dr zahra gheidar, Consultant, Iran, Member
Trust is the first step to motion that leaders need to be a leader.
How can leaders gain this trust? And how can they show that they will not ab...
 

 
Authentic Leadership
Victor Manuel Monteiro Seco, Entrepreneur, Portugal, Member
@Hernando Bernal: be humble. Assume that principles are natural and simple. You can believe them or not. But they a...
 

 
Consistency, Trust and Authentic Leadership
Robert Sowell, Consultant, United States, Member
Yes, trust is one of the four essential, foundational pillars of leadership. And, at least temporarily, leadership is possible when followers belie...
 

 
Authentic Leadership and Trust
Victor Manuel Monteiro Seco, Entrepreneur, Portugal, Member
@Zahra Gheidar: when trust is present, people are overwhelmed about what they do. They collaborate for free, channe...
 

 
How About 'Transformational Leadership', can that be Referred to as 'Authentic'?
Adam mohammed Baba, Director, Ghana, Member
Leadership styles have their unique attributes which make a leader who chooses to exercise any of them different from other leaders. Of course, one im...
 

 
Authentic or Transformational Leadership
Robert Sowell, Consultant, United States, Member
It seems to me that our responses have used "authentic" to refer to leadership that is the real thing or leadership that exhibits genuine integrity...
 

 
Authentic or Transformational Leadership
Adam mohammed Baba, Director, Ghana, Member
My understanding is that the word "authentic" refers to any leadership style or any leader who is able to induce trust and commitment of followers ...
 

 
Authentic Leaders have In-built Character Traits
Ariyo Samson Olakunle, Manager, Nigeria, Member
The authenticity of a leader has to do with his/her in-built personal characters.
Which include: trust, integrity faithfulness and righteousne...
 

 
Try to be all that our potential allows...
Robert Sowell, Consultant, United States, Member
It is an ongoing, long-standing debate whether leaders are born or made. I will not claim any special insight for ...
 

 
Leadership (Authentic versus Inauthentic)
Adam mohammed Baba, Director, Ghana, Member
I agree that not all transformational leaders are authentic. Hickman (2010) describes personalized transformational leaders who are pseudotransformati...
 

 
Cultivating Authentic Leadership
Dilip Khanal, CEO, Nepal, Member
It seems that authentic leadership can not be cultivated, rather it is developed through inner self of a person. If it is so, is it worth to discuss t...
 

 
Authentic Leadership can be Cultivated
Robert Sowell, Consultant, United States, Member
Mr. Khanal, as we have been discussing, it's important that we are clear about what we mean by "authentic leadership", whether it is leadership that r...
 

 
Authentic Leadership Can Be Cultivated and Reproduced
Adonis, Business Consultant, France, Member
AL is not only cultivatable but reproductible too:
- To acquire the abilities for understanding and guiding humans is a question of the right soc...
 

 
Authentic Leadership Tools
Alain Kambaja, Director, Senegal, Member
What tools can one use to become self- aware (Authentic)?
How do you integrate this value at all l...
 

 
Tools to Use to Be Self-aware: Authentic Leadership Questionnaire
Victor Manuel Monteiro Seco, Entrepreneur, Portugal, Member
The Authentic Leadership Questionnaire from Avolio et al (2005), includes some questions that could help us to reflect about our own and other ...
 

 
Authentic Leadership Tools: The Concentric Leadership Model
Greg Johnson, Coach, United States, Premium Member
The Concentric Leadership Model (CLM) provides a pervasive look at the Authentic Leader. When having a feeling of one's IMPACT on self, business/organ...
 

 
'Authentic' Leadership
Robert Sowell, Consultant, United States, Member
Talk of so-called "authentic" leadership can sound noble, but the crucial thing is for us to be real about what happens "on the ground" everyday. This...
 

 
Improving Self Before Trying to Improve Others
Dilip Khanal, CEO, Nepal, Member
In my opinion, authentic leaders believe in improving self first. They also help improve their colleagues, superiors, subordinates and stakeholders. T...
 

 
Authentic Leadership Powerpoint
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
We just added an interesting PowerPoint presentation on Authentic Leadership. It includes so...
 

 
Who is the SELF?
Melnyk
Who is the SELF, is the question of authenticity. The "S"elf and "s"elf can be discovered by engaging in discovery of the ego. Otto Scharmers' Theory ...
 

 
Authentic Leadership with a Coaching Mindset?
Greg Johnson, Coach, United States, Premium Member
@Rebecca Roe: All references to "knowing yourself' are very much on point when considering the definition of Leade...
 

 
 


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