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Authentic Leadership: Clashes, Convergences, and Coalescences

Authentic Leadership: Clashes, Convergences, and Coalescences LODJ Book review 38,5 Edited by Donna Ladkin and Chellie Spiller Edward Elgar Cheltenham 309pp. $154 (Amazon) hbk ISBN-13: 978-1-78100-637-5 Keywords Authenticity, Leadership theory, Leadership practice, Authentic leadership Review DOI 10.1108/LODJ-11-2016-0273 As a Professor of Management and Leadership Consultant, the concept of authentic leadership has tended to be a very soft and rather vague approach when it came to the execution and practice of leading. When Jeffrey Pfeffer’sbook, Leadership BS (2015), was published many of my questions around authentic leadership were validated. Authentic leadership appeared to be more about the persona of the leader and much less about adding anything of value operationally. Enter Ladkin and Spiller’s fine editorial work on bringing together a collection of pieces addressing some of the research around the theory and practice of authentic leadership. I have found the arrangement, variety, and content of the articles to be insightful and significantly helpful in shedding critical light on authentic leadership. The book is divided into six parts where each part addresses a particular perspective or claim made by the evangelists and advocates for authentic leadership. Each part contains up to five essays, cameos, and viewpoints. Consistent with Elgar’s approach in their “New Series in Leadership http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Leadership & Organization Development Journal Emerald Publishing

Authentic Leadership: Clashes, Convergences, and Coalescences

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0143-7739
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10.1108/LODJ-11-2016-0273
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LODJ Book review 38,5 Edited by Donna Ladkin and Chellie Spiller Edward Elgar Cheltenham 309pp. $154 (Amazon) hbk ISBN-13: 978-1-78100-637-5 Keywords Authenticity, Leadership theory, Leadership practice, Authentic leadership Review DOI 10.1108/LODJ-11-2016-0273 As a Professor of Management and Leadership Consultant, the concept of authentic leadership has tended to be a very soft and rather vague approach when it came to the execution and practice of leading. When Jeffrey Pfeffer’sbook, Leadership BS (2015), was published many of my questions around authentic leadership were validated. Authentic leadership appeared to be more about the persona of the leader and much less about adding anything of value operationally. Enter Ladkin and Spiller’s fine editorial work on bringing together a collection of pieces addressing some of the research around the theory and practice of authentic leadership. I have found the arrangement, variety, and content of the articles to be insightful and significantly helpful in shedding critical light on authentic leadership. The book is divided into six parts where each part addresses a particular perspective or claim made by the evangelists and advocates for authentic leadership. Each part contains up to five essays, cameos, and viewpoints. Consistent with Elgar’s approach in their “New Series in Leadership

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Leadership & Organization Development JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 3, 2017

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