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Authentic leadership focuses on

whether leadership is genuine
-is a complex, developmental process

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why are people interested in authentic leadership

1. social upheavals (911- people wanted humane, constructive leadership)
2. trustworthy leaders wanted
3. has not been studied separately
4. need evidence based research

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intrapersonal definition

leadership based on self-concept and how self-concept relates to actions
-relies on the life-story of the leader (autobiographical)

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3 authentic leadership characteristics

1. Al's exhibit genuine leadership
2. Al's lead from conviction
3. Al's are originals, not copies

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interpersonal definition

leadership is created by leaders and followers together
-reciprocal process (leaders affect followers, followers affect leaders)

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developmental definition

leadership can be nurtured, and develops over a lifetime
-can be triggered by major life events
-leader behavior is grounded in POSITIVE psychological qualities and strong ethics

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four authentic leadership components

1. self-awareness
2 internalized moral perspective
3. balanced processing
4. relational transparency

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self-awareness

-reflecting ones core values, identity, emotions, motives
-being aware of and trusting your own feelings

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internalized moral perspective

-self-regulatory process using internal moral standards to guide behavior
-professionalism

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balanced processing

-ability to analyze info objectively and explore other peoples opinions before making a decision

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relational transparency

-being open and honest in presenting one's true self to others

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five characteristics of authentic leaders (bill george)

1. understand their purpose
2. strong values
3. trusting relationships
4. self-discipline
5. act from the heart (mission)

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3 components of practical approach

- who am i? (identity) -what do i value (values) -who supports me (sources of support)

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factors that influence authentic leadership

1. positive psychological capacities - confidence ( hope, optimism, resilience)
2. moral reasoning capacities - deciding what is right and wrong, promoting justice, greater good of the organization or community
3. critical life events- pos and neg, act as a catalyst for change, stimulate personal growth

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strengths

-fulfills society's need for trustworthy leadership
-provides guidelines for people to follow to become an authentic leader
-has a moral dimension
-everyone can learn to be authentic

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criticisms

-still in formative stages, so not yet fully developed
-moral component is not fully explained
-including positive psychological capacities has not been clearly explained