Leading Through Authenticity And Transparency
Leadership styles vary through individuals, organizations, processes, environments, behaviors, beliefs, and cultures. Most leaders develop a list of characteristics, habits, techniques, steps, values, and principles, based on learning and experiences, enabling them to tackle challenges in problem-solving and leading an organization. Ackoff and Greenberg (2008) stated that leadership is a continuous learning process, with driving forces of self-regulation, self-reflection, and self-motivation that allows room for failure, room for play, and promote creativity.
Therefore, many believe that leadership is a science and philosophy, and cannot be taught by education but can only be developed through lived experiences and perspectives gain from those activities (Ackoff & Greenberg, 2008). Furthermore, aspiring leaders can identify characteristics, behaviors, and traits that appeal to professionals when they want to lead through authenticity and transparency. The need for authentic leadership is more significant now more than ever as the direct leadership position is not always related to great leaders (Tineke, 2017).
Authentic leaders can be described as “a) individual who…