Competencies and Features; Strengths and Weaknesses; Reconstruction and Deconstruction
Breakdown of Authentic, Adaptive, and Complexity Theory
Why Are These Theories Important?
Wrapping It Up
Those Three Clustered Theories You Have All Been Dying To Learn About
Overview of the Vanguard Theories
Time to Pair Up!
Why does public opinion of
leaders and leadership
continue to diminish?
"A process that draws from both positive psychological capacities [hope, optimism, resiliency] and a highly developed organizational context, which results in both greater self-awareness and self-regulated positive behaviors on the part of leaders and associates, fostering positive self-development" (Luthans and Avolio, 2003, p. 243).
"A pattern of leader behavior that draws upon and promotes both positive psychological capacities [hope, optimism, and resiliency] and a positive ethical climate to foster greater self-awareness, an internalized moral perspective, balanced processing of information, and relational transparency on the part of leaders working with followers, fostering positive self-development" (Walumbwa, Avolio, Gardner, Wernsing, and Peterson, 2008, p. 94).
2. Relational Transparency
3. Balanced Processing
4. Internalized Moral Perspective
Extends the understanding of prosocial leadership theories by identifying authentic leadership as a root construct
Positions moral and ethical values as drivers of leadership
Incorporates the concept of psychological capital as a foundation with attention toward hope, optimism, and resilience
Leader-centric in design and treatment of followers
Lack of conceptual clarity; multiple interpretations of the theory, its core concepts, and measurement
Remains largely conceptual with limited testing, some of which is problematic
Using sense-making to reconstruct Authentic Leadership:
Allows for a collective concept of authenticity and a chance to deviate from the norm of how we have been shaped to perceive authenticity and the dominant privileged performances we have witnessed
Who gets to define what is moral, honest, and ethical?
Authentic leadership posits that the "self" in "authentic self" is concrete and stable when we know our sense of self is fluid and changes based on relationships.
The concept of authenticity is based around privilege.
Faces complex challenges for which there are no easy answers
WHAT'S THE PURPOSE?
How Adaptive Change
3 Key Features
(and their challenges)
-formal v. informal
Technical and Adaptive Problem-Solving
-4 challenges faced
4 ADAPTIVE CHALLENGES
1. Gap between adopted and actual values
2. Competing commitments
3. Speaking the unspeakable
4. Work avoidance
Holding Environments and their Importance
APPLYING THE CONCEPT
Get on the balcony
Observe group dynamics
Don't take stress off the individual
"heterogeneous agents act in networks in ways that produce new patterns of behaviors or new modes of operating” (Dugan, 2017, p. 277).
The Shift of Understanding Leadership
Knowledge-based VS. Industrial Economy
Three Types of Leadership
Strengths and Weaknesses
Deconstruction and Reconstruction
Consideration of power with/without authority
leadership v management
importance of holding environment
No empirical work
Social location factor
Types of Leadership
Barters and trades in commodification
Points of intervention are unclear
Authority resist enabling leadership
How do we intervene?
Attention to identity?
Oh the complexity!
What the sense-making?
Connecting it to Functional Areas
Avolio, B.J. & Gardner, W.L. (2005) Authentic leadership development: Getting to the root of positive forms of leadership. The Leadership Quarterly, 16, 315-338.