The importance of exploring and validating personal values in creating a sustainable, authentic leadership style

Management development practice does not encourage leaders to examine their values, yet followers require values-based predictability from leaders. Authentic leadership is leadership where a course of action is decided not by situational imperatives but by reference to an examined, broadly unchanging template of core values. Well-facilitated workshops will help leaders both to appreciate the importance to authentic leadership of core values and to understand how they as individuals can identify those values which are core to them.

Delves, R. (2007) The importance of exploring and validating personal values in creating a sustainable, authentic leadership style, 6th International Studying Leadership Conference, Warwick University, December

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