Essays on Situational and Authentic as Two Leadership Approaches Assignment

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The paper "Situational and Authentic as Two Leadership Approaches" is a wonderful example of an assignment on management. Society has been experiencing a long period of transformations that been punctuated by a process of realignment and restructure of her worldview, basic values, and social-political structures. The activities that had been central to the organizational operations also cease to be aimed at distributing and producing commodities but rather those that produce and distribute knowledge and information. In essence, knowledge has also become one of the main assets in the current global economy (Jogulu 2010).

This reality, therefore, coerces organizations into reestablishing their structures besides considering new approaches to knowledge management as an essential tool for enhancing organizational competitiveness. The leadership concept of authentic leadership has been one of the recent constructions that have received profound interest among many organizations globally as it has been perceived to be potentially capable of taping into future possibilities and capacities of organizations. Besides, this practice is also associated with enhanced self-esteem. The style is associated with ‘ inter-breed’ between different leadership styles, positive organizational behaviors, and ethical aspects of leaders in an organizational setting.

The proponents of this type of leadership assert the desire for training and development of leaders that proactively enhance business environments (Babler 2010). Besides, the behaviors in a business setup through social and ethically sound measures are also essential considerations. Theories underpinning the essence of authentic leadership also infuse a different range of approaches and studies and suggest that authenticity is promoted by leaders through self-acceptance, actions, self-knowledge as well as relationships. As a result, the authentic relationships are reinforced with transparency, trust, high moral standards, and integrity which eventually give room for innovative intervention to enhance organizational performances.

Authentic means being true to self and therefore an honest approach to personal abilities and potentials that are critical in enhancing organizational performance and potentials.  


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