Friday, 27 July 2012

Authentic Leadership: The key to building Trust

I’m delighted to be able to share with you privileged access to an article that’s just been published in People Management magazine (which is the official journal of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, the CIPD). This open access to those of you who are not CIPD members will expire in a month. The article is easy to read on-line, although if you decide to print it, the font seems to be a 6, which makes it quite difficult to read. People Management have kindly agreed to supply me with a pdf of the article in a month’s time, which I will, of course, share with you. The online version is missing the visual diagrammatic of the Greek temple I designed which represents the ‘3 Pillars of Authentic Leadership’, however, if you have seen the Academic Poster of my PhD research, you will already have a copy of it. Grateful thanks go to People Management for their generosity. My best wishes as always, Fiona P.S. People Management have a daily email Digest which is always interesting, useful and relevant to Human Resources practitioners and leaders, and a LinkedIn group which is also excellent. These are both completely free resources for you and CIPD membership is not necessary. Fiona Beddoes-Jones, FRSA Principal Psychologist and Managing Director, The Cognitive Fitness Consultancy 01476 861010 - office 07950 337 099 - mobile "The world we have created is a product of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking". Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955


  1. Constructing an accurate ethical-leadership concept that is not over-extended by one’s ideological agenda ought to begin with defining leadership itself. That is to say, more attention should be paid to thinking about what leadership is. Beyond its attributes and any contextual artifacts, leadership itself must be identified as a distinct phenomenon before we can go on to highlight the ethical dimension that completes “ethical leadership.” Then what counts as the ethical dimension of leadership can be clipped back to that which is implied in the definition of leadership, which in turn is entailed in the essence of the phenomenon. See

  2. Digital leadership is authentic in nature. It is about leveraging digital tools and spaces to develop relationships, promote transparency, showcase success, openly reflect, and share powerful stories.
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