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WCL Insights: How to Craft Your Authentic Leadership Style

Leadership researchers have conducted thousands of studies over the last several decades, but not one was able to produce a clear profile of the ideal leader’s styles, characteristics or personality. What works for one leader fails for another, because people trust (and follow) leaders when they are genuine and authentic. As the Harvard Business Review declared in January 2015, “authenticity has emerged as the gold standard for leadership.” So, with your ideal leadership style unique to you, where do you start to define and develop it?