Authentic leadership

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Arran Caza, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Recent corporate and political scandals have prompted media portrayals of a ‘global leadership crisis’, which in turn has led to discussion of the nature of leadership, with both its advantages and disadvantages (Kets De Vries & Balazs, Chapter 28, this volume). In these discussions, authentic leadership has assumed an important position among strength-based approaches, having been advanced as a potential solution to the challenges of modern leadership. While authentic leadership research only developed a coherent focus in 2003, it has since attracted considerable theoretical attention and continues to figure prominently in practitioners’ treatment of leadership. Ladkin and Taylor (2010) note that it has provided the focus for three special issues of academic journals: The Leadership Quarterly (2005/1), the Journal of Management Studies (2005/5), and the European Management Journal (2007/2).

Additional Information

A. Bryman, D. Collinson, K. Grint, B. Jackson, & M. Uhl-Bien (Eds.) Sage Handbook of Leadership (pp.350-362). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Language: English
Date: 2011
leadership, authenticity, management

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