What is Authentic Leadership Development?

Bruce J. Avolio, Jakari Griffith, Tara S. Wernsing and Fred O. Walumbwa

in Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780195335446
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 What is Authentic Leadership Development?

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We provide a review of the authentic leadership development (ALD) literature and suggest a framework that articulates how the strategies, contexts, and particular self-regulated behaviors increase individual agentic capacities to move toward higher levels of development. Research on the heritability of leadership and history of leadership interventions is offered to explore the factors involved in genuine leadership development. We describe the science and practice of authentic leadership development to stimulate further research and intervention design.

Keywords: authentic leadership; leadership development; psychological capital; self-awareness

Article.  9314 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Social Psychology

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