This book shines a spotlight on two missing foci of authentic leadership research: international and follower perspectives. The concept of ‘authenticity’ has been in vogue since the times of Greek philosophy, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that leadership scholars seriously began to study the topic of authentic leadership. This new collection brings together empirical research and theoretical contributions to provide insights into the follower perspectives of authentic leadership around the world. Covering topics such as leader self-awareness, gender, psychological capital, embodied leadership and followership, and unethical conduct, the book features a Foreword written by William L. Gardner, one of the original scholars on authentic leadership.
About The Author
Dorianne Cotter-Lockard holds a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, and is a Fellow at the Institute for Social Innovation at the Fielding Graduate University, USA. She conducts research in the areas of team collaboration, leadership, coaching, music education, and spirituality in the workplace. Previously, she served as an executive of a Fortune 100 company, where she was a key member of a divisional ‘C-level’ leadership team. Dorianne is also the President of DCL Associates Inc., a consultancy devoted to mentoring young entrepreneurs to become conscious, collaborative leaders, and has presented papers and facilitated symposia at several international academic conferences, including the Academy of Management.