What Is Situational And Authentic Leadership?

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Situational and Authentic leadership are increasingly important skills to possess in today’s era of technological changes and availability and flow of information we have in this day and age. Leaders today must be able to adjust their leadership styles to the whatever situation arises as well as to the people who they are leading. Leaders are not limited to just use one style in one situation, being able to adapt appropriate styles to different situations will influence and help a leader succeed. A leader’s judgement, intelligence, cultural awareness, and self-control plays major roles in helping them choose the proper style and appropriate technique for the task at hand (Lau & Cronin, 1998).
Authentic” in its original sense means “genuine, original, not a fake” (Shamir & Eilam). Authenticity is also understood as the alignment of one’s behavior with one’s inner values, beliefs, convictions whether they good or bad. Authenticity does not imply that it is concerned with positive, ethical, or moral behavior, it is more concerned that you are passionate and are true to yourself and knowing who you are (Cooper, Scandrua, & Schriesheim, 2005). This is a pretty accurate description of the leadership style of Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky. Brian has proven to be a leader in today’s world and this paper will give some insight as to he got to where he is now.
Airbnb, Inc. operates an online community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book accommodations worldwide via online
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