Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders

ICLD 3.4 Authentic Leadership: Discussion Board

Instructor: Dr. Mitch
  1. Post a new discussion related to the topics covered in this module.  Your post needs to provide specific lessons learned with examples from this module helping you enhance your leadership capacity at work.
  2. After posting your discussion, review posts provided by other students in the class and reply to at least one of them. 


  • I thought the 4 authentic leadership principles (thought process, emotional intelligence, inner drive, and deep core values) were a fantastic summary. Thought process was more focused interpersonal reflection on things like self-knowledge, self-concept, self-efficacy, self-congruence, and self-regulation. Emotional intelligence we’ve already discussed a lot, but it vitally important to building positive relationship with followers as well as leaders. Inner drive is having the motivation, commitment, passion to reach for our mission and successfully accomplish our goals. And having deep core values is critical for all public safety employees. Embodying all of these principles in our journey as leaders will help us gain trust, respect, credibility, and ultimately success in our positions.

  • It was interesting to learn about the three different viewpoints of authentic leadership. It shows that there is not just way to become an authentic leader. Intrapersonal covers what is within the leader and what they know about themselves. This is very important in leadership, for the individual to know their strengths and weakness. Developmental allows the leader to build on their traits. Which is essential as a leader grows in their position and within their department. Then there is interpersonal; this is imperative for an authentic leader. They have to have the ability to have a relationship with their members. This is how they build a productive team.
    Norman, A. (2017). Authentic leadership. 3.4, Week # 10. National Command and Staff College. Retrieved from https://cloud.scorm.com/content/courses

    • While I think this can be viewed as 3 different approaches, but I’m of the belief that utilizing all three branches will yield the best results as a leader. I think we constantly need to be focused on self-reflection/awareness (interpersonal), our relationships with others and our influence on them (interpersonal), and staying up to date on current technology, law changes, and new tactics (developmental). To be fully effective, we need all three to be successful.

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