Authentic Leadership

Goffee, Rob; Jones, Gareth
July 2009
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Jul2009, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p17
The article explores how executives can develop authentic leadership. It emphasizes that leadership is relational, nonhierarchical and contextual. It outlines the four things that leaders should provide to their subordinates, including community, authenticity, significance and excitement. It offers tips for executives on adapting effectively to the context without losing their sense of self. It relates how executives can communicate to employees with care.


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