What is Authentic Leadership?

Authentic Leadership is a style based on trust. Authentic leaders are ethical people who know who they are, know what they believe in and value, and act on those values and beliefs openly and candidly.

Ethics touch on many leadership styles. As the moral leaders of organizations, CEOs must demonstrate high ethical standards. Socialized charismatic leadership is characterized by leaders who model ethical behaviors.

Trust is the positive expectation that another person will not act opportunistically.

Trust is comprised of a blend of familiarity and willingness to take a risk.   The five key dimensions are: integrity, competence, consistency, loyalty, and openness.