Chapter 6. THE AUTHENTIC HIGH-IMPACT LEADER

Sean T. Hannah

There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true self.

—WILLIAM JAMES

Why will some followers afford great influence and referent power to their leader while merely complying or even attempting to sabotage the efforts of another leader? During times of crisis, why are followers drawn to certain leaders while others are marginalized? What is at the core of trust, emulation, idealization, and other positive factors that speak to high-impact leader-follower relations? These questions get at the heart of true leadership: authentic leadership, which is not based on reward, coercive, or other powers based on the leader's position, but occurs when followers idealize ...

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