Academic Leadership: The Online Journal


Authentic leadership is relatively a new concept. Extant literature puts forward the notion of authentic leadership as important trajectory of leadership in organizations. George (2004) argues that “leadership begins and ends with authenticity”. It is well established in literature that good leadership is essential for effective and better performing schools (Pashiardis, 2000). This paper argues that in the context of education authentic leadership is more important as it has the same set of values as democratic education. Objectives of the Study The main objectives of the study are: 1. To investigate the pattern of authentic leadership in schools in a developing country like Pakistan. 2. To propose a model for effective school leadership in to promote democratic practice in schools