Yours Truly: Staying Authentic in Leadership and Life


At the heart of contemporary corporate leadership lies a crisis of confidence. Since the financial crash of 2008, distrust of employers among the workforce has dramatically increased due to a lack of authentic leadership. But how can leaders become and remain authentic?

Yours Truly draws on a host of inspirational examples from executives of multinational corporations to political leaders and sports leaders, as well as more than two decades of research, in order to examine and explain the missing link in research into authentic leadership: how leaders strive for success, excellence and constant renewal, whilst remaining true to themselves.

Margarita Mayo introduces the three characteristics – Heart, Habits and Harmony – that differentiate authentic from non-authentic leaders. Presented within a practical framework, the book provides a measurable guide to developing your own authentic power: Contagious passion that wins the hearts of others; Setting new habits of learning to empower others; and Enhancing harmony by building authentic contexts.

Ideal for managers, senior executives and aspiring leaders, Yours Truly captures the value of authentic leadership in transforming organizations. The book strips away the seemingly magical, innate charismatic qualities of leaders in order to showcase a less mysterious and more practical process that can be followed by anyone.

About the author:

Margarita Mayo is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IE Business School in Madrid and a Visiting Professor at the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. She is a Fulbright Alumni of Harvard University and has taught at some of the world’s leading business schools. Her work has appeared in leading journals – including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management and Leadership Quarterly – and she has presented her research at international conferences worldwide.


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