Presentation on theme: "Employees operate under growing conditions of uncertainty and stress …as such it is critical that leaders step in to ‘model the way’"— Presentation transcript:
Employees operate under growing conditions of uncertainty and stress …as such it is critical that leaders step in to ‘model the way’
Values are a critical aspect of leaders’ ability to model the way
As a first step, leaders need to determine what is important to them and what their own values are…the path that they wish to take A critical aspect is discovering what they care about, finding their voice
Knowing your “inner territory,” what you value, makes you a stronger leader because it allows you to act with integrity as your values guide your actions When a leader’s actions are guided by values s/he is able to achieve authenticity as a leader
When leaders have clarity on their personal values they experience and demonstrate a greater sense of commitment to value-aligned action and those with whom they work
An equally important step is to create a sense of shared values among employees
Values need to be forged, not forced Effective leaders do not impose their values on employees, they find a way to integrate their personal values with those of their employees to forge a common value system
Leaders need to model the shared values…. Leaders illustrate what the values ‘look like’ in the organizational context
When the shared values are tested, leaders need to demonstrate commitment to values by engaging in behavior that is consistent with them
Leaders model values by: How they spend their time The language they use The types of questions they ask The types of feedback they seek
Authentic Leadership Description Authentic Leadership Focuses on whether leadership is genuine Interest in Authentic Leadership Increasing in recent times due to social upheavals People longing for trustworthy leaders
Basic Model of Authentic Leadership FOUR COMPONENTS: –Self-awareness Reflecting on one’s core values, identity, emotions, motivesReflecting on one’s core values, identity, emotions, motives Being aware of and trusting your own feelingsBeing aware of and trusting your own feelings –Internalized moral perspective Self-regulatory process using internal moral standards to guide behaviorSelf-regulatory process using internal moral standards to guide behavior –Balanced processing Ability to analyze informational objectively and explore other people’s opinions before making a decisionAbility to analyze informational objectively and explore other people’s opinions before making a decision - Relational transparency Being open and honest in presenting one’s true self to othersBeing open and honest in presenting one’s true self to others
Unlike traits that only some people exhibit, everyone can learn to be more authentic. People have the capacity to become authentic leaders. It is a lifelong learning process.
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