Authentic Leadership

Author: Bill George
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787972495
Release Date: 2003-10-27
Genre: Business & Economics

In the wake of continuing corporate scandals there have been few,if any, CEOs that have stepped forward as models of "doing thingsright"—except the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, BillGeorge. George has become the unofficial spokesperson forresponsible leadership—in business, the media, and academia. In Authentic Leadership Bill George makes the case thatwe do need new leaders, not just new laws, to bring us out of thecurrent corporate crisis. He persuasively demonstrates thatauthentic leaders of mission-driven companies will create fargreater shareholder value than financially oriented companies.During George's twelve-year leadership at Medtronic, the company'smarket capitalization soared from $1.1 billion to $460 billion,averaging 35% per year. George candidly recounts many of the toughest challenges heencountered -- from ethical dilemmas and battles with the FDA tohis own development as a leader. He shows how to develop the fiveessential dimensions of authentic leaders—purpose, values,heart, relationships, and self-discipline. Authentic Leadershipoffers inspiring lessons to all who want to lead with heart andwith compassion for those they serve. Bill George helps readers answer vital questions such as: Whatshould I do when my personal values conflict with company businessvalues? How do I make trade-offs between the needs of my customers,my employees, and my company's shareholders? Do I really want todevote my talents to business? Authentic Leadership providesa tested guide for character-based leaders and all those who have astake in the integrity and success of our corporations.

Authentic Leadership

Author: Donna Ladkin
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781006382
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: Business & Economics

What is authentic leadership? Does it require a leader to express his or her true self even if that true self is less than •wonderfulê? How do followers know the difference between real and fake leaders anyway? What happens when cultural expectations o

Authentic Leadership and Followership

Author: Dorianne Cotter-Lockard
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319653075
Release Date: 2017-12-11
Genre: Business & Economics

This book shines a spotlight on two missing foci of authentic leadership research: international and follower perspectives. The concept of ‘authenticity’ has been in vogue since the times of Greek philosophy, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that leadership scholars seriously began to study the topic of authentic leadership. This new collection brings together empirical research and theoretical contributions to provide insights into the follower perspectives of authentic leadership around the world. Covering topics such as leader self-awareness, gender, psychological capital, embodied leadership and followership, and unethical conduct, the book features a Foreword written by William L. Gardner, one of the original scholars on authentic leadership.

True North

Author: Bill George
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470893958
Release Date: 2010-06-10
Genre: Business & Economics

True North shows how anyone who follows their internal compass can become an authentic leader. This leadership tour de force is based on research and first-person interviews with 125 of today’s top leaders—with some surprising results. In this important book, acclaimed former Medtronic CEO Bill George and coauthor Peter Sims share the wisdom of these outstanding leaders and describe how you can develop as an authentic leader. True North presents a concrete and comprehensive program for leadership success and shows how to create your own Personal Leadership Development Plan centered on five key areas: Knowing your authentic self Defining your values and leadership principles Understanding your motivations Building your support team Staying grounded by integrating all aspects of your life True North offers an opportunity for anyone to transform their leadership path and become the authentic leader they were born to be. Personal, original, and illuminating stories from Warren Bennis, Sir Adrian Cadbury, George Shultz (former U.S. secretary of state), Charles Schwab, John Whitehead (Cochairman, Goldman Sachs), Anne Mulcahy (CEO, Xerox), Howard Schultz (CEO, Starbucks), Dan Vasella (CEO, Novartis), John Brennan (Chairman, Vanguard), Carol Tome (CFO, Home Depot), Donna Dubinsky (CEO/cofounder, Palm), Alan Horn (President, Warner Brothers), Ann Moore (CEO, Time, Inc.) and many others illustrate the transitions that shape the type of leaders who will thrive in the 21st century. Bill George (Cambridge, MA) has spent over 30 years in executive leadership positions at Litton, Honeywell, and Medtronic. As CEO of Medtronic, he built the company into the world’s leading medical technology company as its market capitalization increased from $1.1 billion to $60 billion. Since 2004, he has been a professor at the Harvard Business School. His 2004 book Authentic Leadership (0-7879-7528-1) was a BusinessWeek bestseller. Peter Sims (San Francisco, CA) established “Leadership Perspectives,” a course on leadership development at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and cofounded the London office of Summit Partners, a leading investment firm. Their Web site is

Authentic Leadership

Author: Dr. Ronald Tan Lian Huat
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
ISBN: 9781482882056
Release Date: 2017-02-27
Genre: Education

The dissertation is partly based on my experience as a leader where I have learnt the necessary skills and attributes through various leadership courses I have attended. I was a leader for thirty years, starting my career from a position of production technician to production manager and from a sales executive to sales manager and general manager and, lately, as CEO of a listed company. I have also learned a lot from management gurus like Stephan Covey, Dr. Hubert Rampersad, Dr. Ken Keis, Anthony Robins, John C. Maxwell, Dr. Pat Williams, and others.

Authentic Leadership Effectiveness for Individuals and Teams

Author: Tineke Wulffers
Publisher: KR Publishing
ISBN: 9781869227395
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: Business & Economics

True leadership has always been more difficult to maintain in challenging times, but the unique stressors facing organisations throughout the world today call for renewed attention to what constitutes truly positive leadership. In AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS for Individuals and Teams Tineke Wulffers combines the best of academic research, with years of personal experience working with leaders and teams, to offer a practical guide on how to develop this type of leadership effectiveness in real life. This book is divided up as follows: Part I – Definition and impact of authentic leadership – considers the need for authentic leadership, gives an overview of what is generally understood by Authentic Leadership. It also focuses on the impact of leadership authenticity on inter-relational trust, on individual and team authentic leadership effectiveness. Part II – Development of authentic leadership – forms the crux of this book. As the development of authentic leadership requires different considerations to what is mostly espoused in the field of leadership development, considerations and criteria for AL development and AL programmes are discussed. This is followed by a high-level and detailed overview of this specific individual and team ALE programme, which might well be a first. Finally, part II concludes with a detailed, followed by two high-level case studies of the effects of the ALE programme under discussion. Part III – Well-known examples of leaders through the lens of AL – even though AL programmes have not really been available before, such leadership can be developed by means of introspection and commitment to further development during a lifetime of life experiences and work episodes.

Authentic Leadership Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value

Author: Bill George
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 8126518138
Release Date:

Authentic Leadership provides a framework for leaders to understand their purpose in leading, from a seasoned CEO who has truly been there. It focuses on the crucibles of experience through which leaders come to know who they are and solidify what they stand for. It speaks to leaders who want to lead with heart and compassion for those they serve. Purpose, values, relationships, self-discipline, and heart -- these are the five qualities George develops in the book.

The Alchemy of Authentic Leadership

Author: Steven Mundahl
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452576305
Release Date: 2013-07-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Why do powerful leaders get outed—people like Weiner, Schwarzenegger, Petraeus, Woods, and Clinton? Why do leaders risk it all to cheat, and—even closer to home—why might you? Know thyself! To do this, the leader is taken on a journey of their inner rooms to explore the impact of family dysfunction and beliefs. Only when you commit to becoming the leader of your own life do you possess the alchemical formula for authentic leadership. If not, beware the “BeOUTEDtudes!” Those are the attitudes that could land you a messy divorce, a headline on the front page, or worse. Journey with the author through his own challenges and triumphs in building a strong leadership platform. Learn how to heal into wholeness using evidence-based therapies as well as holistic and intuitive tools. Transform negative corporate cultures using innovative ideas, and, finally, learn the author’s alchemical principles, called the Seven Tenets of Leadership.

How Self Compassion can enhance Authentic Leadership Development A quantitative study

Author: Britta Tondock
ISBN: 9783842822856
Release Date: 2017-11-13
Genre: Psychology

In the face of today’s business challenges, the demand for a more genuine leadership style is arising. Authentic Leadership as a way to authentically relate to oneself and others is meant to create meaning, trust and confidence amongst followers. At the same time, the Buddhist concept of Self-Compassion is becoming popular in the Western academic world. This study offers first insights into the relationship between Authentic Leadership and Self-Compassion. Theoretical similarities and connections between the two constructs are being presented. An online study (N=50) got conducted, asking young professionals from the international student organization ‘AIESEC’ about Authentic Leadership attributes and self-compassionate behaviours. Data analysis showed a weak positive correlation between Authentic Leadership and Self-Compassion. Methodical limitations of the study are being demonstrated. Implications for Authentic Leadership research and practice are being discussed, concluding that Self-Compassion could enhance the theoretical operationalization of authenticity as well as the intense process of Authentic Leadership Development. This study was shortlisted for the Association of Business Psychologist’s Workforce Experience Award in 2014.

Building an Authentic Leadership Image

Author: Corey Criswell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118154991
Release Date: 2011-07-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Your image can be either an asset or a liability for you as a leader. Image building is neither superficial nor unimportant. It's not about creating a false image, but recognizing genuine aspects of yourself that should be coming across to other people-but aren't. Crafting your image requires you to gain a clear picture of the image people are currently perceiving, decide what image you would like to portray, and develop the skills to close the gap.

Authentic Leadership

Author: Robert W. Terry
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: UOM:39015026804842
Release Date: 1993-08-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Leaders and readers--and especially those who are both--have reason to be grateful for this example of authenticity in action. --from the foreword by Harlan Cleveland Authentic Leadership provides a practical set of tools and guides that leaders can use to enhance their everyday leadership action. Author Robert Terry contAnds that leadership depAnds on the ability to frame issues correctly as well as an ability to call forth an authentic response to these issues. This authenticity and action joined together form a sure foundation for effective leadership.

The SAGE Handbook of Leadership

Author: Alan Bryman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446209875
Release Date: 2011-02-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Leadership pervades every aspect of organizational and social life, and its study has never been more diverse, nor more fertile. With contributions from those who have defined that territory, this volume is not only a key point of reference for researchers, students and practitioners, but also an agenda-setting prospective and retrospective look at the state of leadership in the twenty-first century. It evaluates the domain and stretches it further by considering leadership scholarship from every angle, concluding with an optimistic look at the future of leaders, followers and their place in organizations and society at large. Each section represents a distinctive slant on leadership: - Macro perspectives - including strategic leadership, organization theory, charismatic leadership, complexity leadership, and networks. - Political and philosophical perspectives - including distributed leadership, critical leadership, ethics, the military and cults. - Psychological perspectives - including personality, leadership style and contingency theories, transformational leadership, exchange relationships, shared leadership, cognition, leadership development, gender, trust, identity and the 'dark side' of leadership. - Cultural perspectives - including spirituality, aesthetics, and creativity. - Contemporary and emergent perspectives - followership, historical methods, virtual leadership, emotions, image, celebrity, and the quest for a general theory of leadership

Educational Leadership

Author: Patrick Duignan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139461344
Release Date: 2007-01-22
Genre: Education

Educational Leadership is a major research book on contemporary leadership challenges for educational leaders. In this groundbreaking new work, educational leaders in schools, including teachers, are provided with ways of analysing and resolving common but complex leadership challenges. Ethical tensions inherent in these challenges are identified; tools for their analysis presented and explained; and clear and practitioner-focused guidelines for ethical decision making, in the form of ten practical steps, recommended. Included in this discussion is a jargon-free description and explanation of ethical theories and principles. Written by a leading researcher in the field, and recipient of the Australian Council for Educational Leadership Gold Medal for excellence, Educational Leadership: Key Challenges and Ethical Tensions is an important book that provides a practical framework for analysing ethical tensions and presenting, explaining, and applying ethical concepts and theories to real-life situations in practitioner language.

Readings on Criminal Justice Criminal Law Policing

Author: Marc Cools
Publisher: Maklu
ISBN: 9789046602416
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

In today's globalized society, an international exchange of ideas and views is indispensable within the field of social sciences, including criminology and criminal justice studies. The research group Governance of Security (GofS) fosters contemporary international discourses on issues of crime and crime control. In 2008, GofS started a research paper series, combining theoretical and empirical articles on issues reflecting the research activities of GofS. This research group is a collaboration between Ghent University and Ghent University College in Belgium. GofS concentrates its research around the study of administrative and judicial policy that have been developed with respect to new issues of crime and insecurity. The GofS series â?? Governance of Security Research Papers (GofS) â?? is published by Maklu Publishing (Belgium). Readings on Criminal Justice, Criminal Law and Policing â?? Volume 2 of GofS's series Governance of Security Research Papers â?? includes the following: Punishment across Borders: The Rationales behind International Execution of Sentences â?¢ Interpreting the Concept of 'Discretionary Power' within the Execution of Sentences: A Comparison between the Belgian and French Situation â?¢ Esperanto for EU Crime Statistics: Towards Common European Offense Definitions in an EU-level Offense Classification System â?¢ Developing a Framework for the Legal Rights of Victims and Witnesses â?¢ What Can European Institutions and the International Criminal Court Learn from Each Other? â?¢ Purpose Limitation in EU-US Data Exchange in Criminal Matters: The Remains of the Day â?¢ Some Criminal Law Reflections on the Sexual Transmission of HIV â?¢ Reading about Crime in Post-Intervention Societies: A Critical Assessment â?¢ Policing and Leadership: The Case of the Belgian Chiefs of the Local Police â?¢ Reflections on the Possible Integration of Intelligence-Led Policing into Community Policing: The Belgian Case â?¢ Reliability and Correlational Validity of Police Interview Competences: Assessing the Stability of the Police Interview Competency Inventory â?¢ The Role of Europol in Joint Investigation Teams: A Foretaste of an Executive European Police Office? â?¢ Checking Aspects of a "Nodal Orientation" for Policing the Port of Antwerp.

Authentic Leadership

Author: Johnson Mbabazi Frsph
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 1075481074
Release Date: 2019-06-21

This book explains the greatest leadership is Spirit lead by Holyspirit. A Holyspirit in leaders empowers leaders with boldness, brings encouragement, strength, and peace in leadership storms, provides guidance, discernment, and direction to leaders, helps leaders successfully manage conflict and compels leaders to move out of their comfort zones. The Holy Spirit is Active in Leadership Recruitment and Selection God associated Himself with two animals; Eagle and the Lion (Lion of Judah) because of their great character, vision and attitude in leadership. A spiritual must discover himself or herself, his or her leadership inspirational to others, must fulfill his or her vision, empower others for leadership, mentor others to pass on the gift to create better leaders, and embrace your unique role in life. Lastly book also adds insight and wisdom on the true meaning of leadership, effective leadership, qualities of a great leader, and principles of leadership, attitude and character of a leader, development of leadership skills.