How authentic leadership and inclusion benefit organizations

Cottrill, K., Denise Lopez, P. and C. Hoffman, C. (2014), Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Vol. 33 No. 3, pp. 275-292.

Abstract: This paper examines perceptions of inclusion and related factors, to understand how organizations can encourage and facilitate the full participation of employees. The research explored authentic leadership (AL) as an antecedent of inclusion, and two outcomes, organization-based self-esteem (OBSE) and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). The results of this paper suggest that organizations can promote inclusive environments through AL, and that inclusive environments promote employees’ work-related self-esteem and their willingness to go above and beyond in their jobs.