Authentic Leadership

What ‘Authentic Leadership’ means to you depends on how simple you believe we are as a species.

Many leadership models assume everyone holds the same basic values and makes rational decisions based on factual information – some call this Authentic Leadership but we would describe it as Principled Leadership and simplistic.

Your personal experiences influence in complex ways how you perceive and react to situations so that your behaviour may on occasions seem inconsistent even to you. Making sense of that will help both you and those around you. That is what we call Authentic Leadership – but it takes work.

Authentic Leadership needs you to be accountable by taking full responsibility for yourself and your actions. It calls for reflective practice – thinking about what you are doing and why. On this website and on social media we will regularly prompt you with Reflective, Accountable and Authentic tips.

Recommended reading

The Authentic Leader

The Authentic Leader

Neil Thompson

The author distinguishes a realistic from a simplistic "Authentic Leadership". In the real world e... more


Recent articles

29 Aug 2016

Leadership Loneliness

Loneliness is unquantifiable and disempowering and Leadership has many of the triggers.. Read more...