The Authentic-Machiavellian Leadership Grid: A Typology of Leadership Styles

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Journal Article
Journal of Leadership Studies, 2017, 11 (2), pp. 48 - 51
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© 2017 University of Phoenix In a world increasingly critical of leadership, we propose a grid representing five primary leadership styles derived from Machiavellian and Authentic Leadership archetypes. We argue that Authenticity and Machiavellianism are independent constructs and not two sides of the same coin as implied in the literature. We conclude suggesting some implications of our grid for leadership accountability and decision-making.
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