Protecting whistleblowers acting in good faith and in the public interest (Part I)

Last week, we discussed the concept of a servant-leader and the ten key characteristics underlying such leadership. Related to both transformational and servant leadership is what is referred to as authentic leadership. This involves building the leader’s legitimacy based on an ethical foundation and through honest relationships with followers and valuing their input. Generally, authentic leaders are positive people with truthful self-concepts who promote openness. In an article found at, Michael Hyatt identified five traits that authentic leaders possess:

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