Authentic Leadership

How this leadership style can positively impact employee performance

Pressure from employees, stakeholders, and customers can make leaders feel that they need to ‘act out of character’ in order to sustain themselves and their organizations. However, current research suggests that a key-differentiating factor between good and great leaders may be authenticity. Shakespeare’s “to thine own self be true” may be a critical rallying call for current and future leaders. 

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Craig Dowden

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Craig Dowden & Associates is a firm focused on supporting clients in achieving leadership and organizational excellence by leveraging the science of peak performance. He is author of Do Good to Lead Well: The Science and Practice of Positive Leadership.

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