Stonewall’s latest guide on leadership, Role Models: Sexual Orientation and the Workplace, illustrates the power of authentic leadership in our work through stories from 17 successful and inspiring lesbian, gay and bisexual role models leading in a range of industries. These include MPs alongside industry, private and public sector leaders. Authentic leadership theory assumes that good leadership happens when people make best use of what they do well in a way which feels natural.
LGBT people know what being inauthentic feels like, often on a daily basis, and know the impact that not being themselves has – socially, organisationally and developmentally in their careers.
Stonewall's Role Models guide demonstrates clearly to LGBT leaders and their employers the value of an environment where leaders like these are able to release their full potential.