Authentic leadership is discussed and written about so often that it has gained the accolade of being termed ‘an approach’ to leadership rather than just a description. It has become a study for leadership academics.
Authentic means ‘from the source’. Retail products and brands often extol the virtues of their product being original (from the origin) and pure.
Authentic leadership, then, is about you operating from your source, that guiding light deep within you; being the best version of you, behaving and acting in the manner that comes instinctively to you.
In Ancient Greek philosophy, authenticity simply meant being in control ...