Authentic leaders are genuine, lead with their heart while working toward a vision, and are consistent. Thinking about authentic leadership, address the following:

 

What are five characteristics of authentic leaders?

Of the characteristics noted, why are these characteristics important for authentic leaders to possess?

Identify an authentic leader and describe how he/she inspires followers.

Explain how emotional intelligence impacts an authentic leader’s behavior.

Identify three steps that you can take to become an emotionally-intelligent, authentic leader.