Overview Defining Authentic Leadership Authentic Leadership Action Wheel Authentic Leader’s Characteristics Authentic Leadership Components Application to the Real World
Defining Authentic Leadership Authentic Leadership – focuses on whether leadership is genuine ―A process that draws from both positive psychological capacities and a highly developed organizational context, which results in both greater self-awareness and self-regulated positive behaviors on the part of leaders and associates, fostering positive self-development.‖ - Bruce Avolio, Fred Walumbwa, Todd J. Weber University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Authentic Leadership Action Wheel Developed by Dr. Robert Terry He believed that all human action is structured the same—in every act, in every situation. All aspects of the model are implicitly present in every act. The six features of action are: Meaning Mission Power Structure Resources Existence Fulfillment: The promise of Authentic Leadership Fulfillment is the completed action that embraces existence, resources, structure, power, mission and meaning.
Authentic Leadership Action Wheel Action-centered model Leaders should strive to do what is right Two core leadership questions: What is really, really going on? What are we going to do about it? Developed Authentic Action Wheel to help leaders frame problems Locate the problem on the diagnostic wheel Strategically select an appropriate response to the problem
Authentic Leader’s Characteristics Bill George Leader characteristic model Leaders have genuine desire to serve others Five characteristics of Authentic Leaders Understand their purpose Strong values Trusting relationships Self-discipline Act from the heart (mission)
Authentic Leadership Components FOUR COMPONENTS: Self-awareness Reflecting on one’s core values, identity, emotions, motives Being aware of and trusting your own feelings Internalized moral perspective Self-regulatory process using internal moral standards to guide behavior Balanced processing Ability to analyze informational objectively and explore other people’s opinions before making a decision Relational transparency Being open and honest in presenting one’s true self to others
Application to Real World People have the capacity to become authentic leaders. It is a lifelong learning process. Human Resource departments may be able to foster authentic leadership behaviors in employees who move into leadership positions. Leaders are always trying to do the ―right‖ thing, to be honest with themselves and others, and to work for the common good. Leaders are shaped by critical life events that lead to growth and greater authenticity. Fulfills society’s expressed need for trustworthy leadership.