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Article 12.1: Authentic Leadership

Walumbwa, F. O.,  Avolio, B. J., Gardner, W. L., Wernsing T. S., and Peterson, S. J. (2008). Authentic Leadership: Development and Validation of a Theory-Based Measure? Journal of Management, 34 (1): 89-126.

This reading relates to Learning Objective 12-5.

Questions that apply to this article:

  1. Emerging from a cross-section of leadership, ethics, and positive organizational behavior is a more recent topic called Authentic Leadership. Clarify this further based on this article.
  2. Does authentic leadership have deep roots in philosophy?
  3. Authentic leadership theory posits that the leaders’ espoused values/beliefs and actions become aligned over time and across varying situational challenges. Do you agree? Explain.