Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 8 of your Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow course text, the Ethics, Character, and Authentic Transformational Leadership Behavior (Links to an external site.) and The Dark Side of Leadership (Links to an external site.) articles.

In at least one paragraph, supported by evidence from your text, articles, and other research, respond to the bullet points below:

  • Define the terms authentic and pseudo-transformational leader.
  • Pick two leaders, one authentic and one pseudo-transformational.
  • Explain why the chosen leaders fit the assigned leadership style.
  • Describe the leaders’ activities that made them either an authentic or pseudo-transformational leader.