This paper presents the development and preliminary validation of a new measure of authentic leadership the Authentic Leadership Inventory (ALI). It also assesses the recently developed Authentic LeadershipQuestionnaire (ALQ). Results indicate some concernswith the ALQ but support the content validity reliability factor structure convergent and discriminant validity concurrent validity and freedomfromimpression management response bias of the ALI. Confirmatory factor
analyses also do not support treating authentic or transformational leadership as universally global constructs. Instead it is argued that future research would better be served by using separate authentic and transformational dimensions (rather than aggregate or globalmeasures) to understand the unique aspects of both leadership constructs.
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