This kind of leadership style helps foster follower motivation and self-determination by facilitating conditions that allow for two way communication, enabling coaching and constructive feedback; as well as acknowledging the followers perspective and interest.
This type of behavior leads to workplace empowerment.
I have worked with many different mangers in my career. Leaders that were daily, dealing with emotional upheavals trying to balance their career and families.
The stress from this unhappy medium; lead to mood swings and attitudes when they had a bad day.
They are aware of how their strength and weakness can affect others; and they convey that in their actions.
Self-awareness is a continuous journey of learning about you.
They request from followers adequate input and perspectives, both positive and negative prior to making a decision.
Authentic leaders need to aware of their own perspectives and open to other persons perspectives.
Empowering the followers within the workplace facilitates a quality work environment. Authentic leadership, and job satisfaction: the mediating the mediating role of empowerment.
Authentic leaders also facilitate higher quality relationships leading to active engagement of employees in the workplace activities, which result greater job satisfaction and higher productivity and performance (Wong & Laschinger, 2012).