In the face of todayas business challenges, the demand for a more genuine leadership style is arising. Authentic Leadership as a way to authentically relate to oneself and others is meant to create meaning, trust and confidence amongst followers. At the same time, the Buddhist concept of Self-Compassion is becoming popular in the Western academic world. This study offers first insights into the relationship between Authentic Leadership and Self-Compassion. Theoretical similarities and connections between the two constructs are being presented. An online study (N=50) got conducted, asking young professionals from the international student organization aAIESECa about Authentic Leadership attributes and self-compassionate behaviours. Data analysis showed a weak positive correlation between Authentic Leadership and Self-Compassion. Methodical limitations of the study are being demonstrated. Implications for Authentic Leadership research and practice are being discussed, concluding that Self-Compassion could enhance the theoretical operationalization of authenticity as well as the intense process of Authentic Leadership Development. This study was shortlisted for the Association of Business Psychologistas Workforce Experience Award in 2014.1.2.2.1. SelfaCompassion and embracing vulnerability: accepting weakness First of all, SelfaCompassion connects closely to the work about vulnerability and authenticity by social work professor Dr. Brene Brown (PhD). Brown (2010) definesanbsp;...
|Title||:||How Self-Compassion Can Enhance Authentic Leadership Development: A Quantitative Study|
|Publisher||:||Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag) - 2015-03|