O UR TEXT SAYS Be Yourself, we all have different backgrounds, different life experiences , and different role modelsSelf Awareness is the key, they are not afraid to act the way they are Howard Schultz, founder of Starbucks, embraces authentic leadership
W HAT IS A UTHENTIC L EADERSHIP a 2008 article published in the Journal of Management entitled “Authentic Leadership: Development and Validation of a Theory-Based Measure,” by Fred Walumbwa and 4 other co-authors.A pattern of leader behavior that draws upon and promotes both positive psychological capacities and a positive ethical climate, to foster greater self-awareness, an internalized moral perspective, balanced processing of information, and relational transparency on the part of leaders working with followers, fostering positive self-development. (p. 94). I say blah blah blah?? Dr Simmons says “What?”
Seeks feedback to improve interactions with others Accurately escribes how others view his or her capabilities Says exactly what he or she means Is willing to admit mistakes when they are made Demonstrates beliefs that are consistent with actions Makes decisions based on his/her core beliefs Solicits that challenge views his or her deeply held positions Listens carefully to different points of view before coming to conclusions
J UST TELL ME WHAT IT MEANS … , They lead in a manner that followers perceive and describe as authentic. Fred Walumbwa Dr Simmons said …I think any follower that observed that behavior in a leader would simply call that good leadership.
S O IS IT THE L EADERS ORTHE F OLLOWERS ?????????
As a Leader, you might stand alone…for a while Nurture the first few followers as equals Make everything about the movement, not about you Be EZ to follow Leadership is over glorified, the first follower turned the lone nut into a leader There is no movement without the first follower If we were all leaders, it would be really ineffective The first follower is the most courageous, and they show the others how to follow Do You have the guts to be the first person to stand up and Join In
A NDREW C OHEN , SPIRITUAL LEADER if we aspire to be an authentic leader, we must always be willing to: Stand alone Live fearlessly Act heroically Want to be free and true more than anything else Take unconditional responsibility for oneself Face everything and avoid nothing At all times see things impersonally Live for a higher purpose
WANT TO BE FREE ANDTRUE MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE
Take unconditionalresponsibility for oneself Assemblyman Pat Delaney, GOP incumbent withdraws from election after email. "deeply disappointed in my wifes decision to send that email," adding: "In an attempt to repair the serious damage this has caused to our marriage, and to protect our kids from public humiliation, I decided to leave public life. On behalf of my family, we sincerely apologize to Mr. Lewis for any pain this caused him."
Face everything and avoid nothing Still looking for a famous person to show example …LOL!!
At all times, see things impersonally Mr. Robot
SO I ASK YOU … Authentic Leadership is awfully trendy…. Who are the authentic leaders; are they really authentic; are they just jumping on a bandwagon? Is authentic leadership appropriate in all aspects of life? Example?? The military? Police Dept? Are you willing to be an authentic leader?
A UTHENTIC R EFERENCES http://www.bretlsimmons.com/2010- 11/authentic-leadership/#ixzz1WTYh6yUi http://www.andrewcohen.org/andrew/authentic -leadership.asp http://www.action-wheel.com/authentic- leadership.html