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What is Authentic Leadership?

Authentic leadership is still a relatively new and under-researched topic. It first came to wide attention with the 2006 best seller, ‘Why Should Anyone be Led by You’, by British academics, Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones. But it goes back way further than that.

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Introduction to Leadership
Program 3: Managing and Leading Individuals
Course 11: Leadership
Section 2: Models of Leadership

Other videos in our Introduction to Leadership:
🎬 The Blake & Mouton Leadership Grid https://youtu.be/1TBuarqUXDY
🎬 What is Transformational Leadership? https://youtu.be/s89ZXYWx5l4
🎬 What is Visionary Leadership? https://youtu.be/dGQk5EFHUZU
🎬 What is Charismatic Leadership? https://youtu.be/2hMsWlwQaJQ
🎬 What is Servant Leadership? https://youtu.be/A-cV0yx2LeM

Bill George: ‘Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value’ https://geni.us/QmfJ5 and ‘Discover Your True North: Becoming an Authentic Leader’ https://geni.us/bME9FLR.

Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones: ‘Why Should Anyone be Led by You?’ https://geni.us/xugbBk1

Authentic leaders are characterized by two things above all else:
1. they understand themselves – they know who they are, what they believe in, their values, and their goals.
2. they act in a way that is wholly consistent with their true selves. The person we see in the public arena is a true representation of the real person inside.

How to Become an Authentic Leader
– Learn about yourself
– Accept yourself
– Understand your motivations
– Accept other people
– Seek out feedback
– Open yourself to learning from your mistakes
– Be thoughtful
– Understand your leadership style
– Adopt a non-hostile sense of humor.
– Express your emotions freely and clearly

Authenticity is a matter of character.

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3. What changes do you aim to make, to become more authentic at work? (2 MC CPD Points)

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There are a vast number of Leadership books – perhaps more than on any other management-related topic. And there is also a huge range represented in different lists of the best. This no-doubt reflects the different contexts for leadership.

So, any recommended reading list of leadership books must be particularly subjective. I have chosen those that made me think, and which are of particular value to managerial leaders: not sportspeople, military leaders, or CEOs. In no particular order:

📖 Leaders Eat Last
📖 Start with Why
📖 Humble Leadership
📖 The Leadership Challenge
📖 The New Leaders
📖 Shackleton’s Way
📖 Why should Anyone be Led by You
📖 The Habit of Excellence

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00:00 – Authentic Leadership
00:28 – Bill George: ‘Authentic Leadership’ and ‘Discover Your True North’
01:27 – Goffee & Jones: ‘Why Should Anyone be Led by You?’
03:55 – What is Authentic Leadership?
04:38 – Authentic Leadership and ethical behavior
05:11 – What Authentic Leaders are committed to
06:03 – The value of Authentic Leadership
07:14 – How do you become an Authentic Leader?
10:50 – Authenticity is a matter of character
11:20 – Assessment of Authentic Leadership

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Simon Sinek: Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last
Kouzes and Posner: The Leadership Challenge
Warren Bennis: Master of Transformative Leadership
Coaching for Leadership Development
Mentoring for Leadership Development
The Principles of Leadership Development
Complexity, Leadership, and the Cynefin Framework
Robert House and Path Goal Theory [Situational Leadership]
Commercial Situational Leadership Models
A Generic Day-to-Day Situational Leadership Model
Tannenbaum & Schmidt: The Leadership Continuum
The Fiedler Contingency Theory of Leadership Effectiveness
What is Servant Leadership?
What is Charismatic Leadership?
What is Visionary Leadership?
The Blake & Mouton Leadership Grid
What is Transformational Leadership?
What is Transactional Leadership?
Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles – A Styles Models of Leadership
Action Centered Leadership – A Roles-based or Functional Leadership Model
Leadership Behaviors: Task and Relationship Focus
Traits Models of Leadership
Leadership Traits, Roles, and Styles: Three Types of Leadership Model
What is Leader-Member Exchange Theory? And Should You Use LMX Theory?
10-Step Leadership Process: A Simple Model for How to Lead
Leadership Attitudes: How to Approach Things Like a Leader
The Leadership Skill Set: What Every Leader Needs to be Able to Do
What is Leadership? and Why do We Need Leaders?

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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