An analysis of the possible effects of discourse on authentic leadership
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
In this paper the notion of authentic leadership is explored through lenses, such as sensemaking and discourse. For this a theoretical framework was built from a selection of papers deemed as important in generating the notion of authentic leadership as it is known from its first mentioning to how it is known to us today, and its effects on followers. Also we look at the concept in relation to short insights in sensemaking, and the effects of discourse in relation to the concept, its proliferation and the resulting effects on leaders and leader development, as well as education. This framework is then used to look at some real world scenarios. In addition we have done interviews with people non-related to leadership discourse, being: a pastor, politician, medical specialist, family conference coordinator and tax consultant, to get their perception on authenticity, authentic leadership its importance and restrictions.
To reflect the feeling of the text: Have we by trying to explain authenticity strayed so far from its actual form, that we now understand and believe a phenomenon and concept that do not exist, in this form, in real
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 88 p.
Authentic Leadership, authenticity, discourse
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26247OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-26247DiVA: diva2:626965
Subject / course
Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Leadership and Management in International Context, Master Programme, 60 credits