5 Practices of Exemplary Leaders
December 31, 2013

In their workThe Leadership Challenge, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have found that great leaders follow 5 practices that make them effective in their leadership roles.  Here’s the list:

 

#1 – Model the Way

This is simply to “walk the talk” and DWYSYWD (Do What You Say You Will Do).

 

#2 – Inspire a Shared Vision

Create your picture of where you are leading them and articulate that picture to those in your company.

 

#3 – Challenge the Process

Encourage everyone to look outside the four walls for solutions and create a culture of risk taking and small wins.

 

#4 – Enable Others to Act

Empower your direct reports at appropriate levels, find a good balance of hand off vs. micromanaging, and let your people develop so you can spend more time leading vs. managing.

 

#5 – Encourage the Heart

Find opportunities to praise and celebrate at 3 or 4 times the frequency as talking about opportunities to improve.

 

If you take small steps in any of these 5 practices, you will undoubtedly be a more effective leader for yourself and for your company.

 

The Leadership QuestTo experience The Leadership Quest for yourself,
attend the January Workshop:

How to Increase Employee Engagement
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December 31, 2013         5 Practices of Exemplary Leaders

In their workThe Leadership Challenge, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have found that great leaders follow 5 practices that make them effective in their leadership roles.  Here’s the list:

 

#1 – Model the Way

This is simply to “walk the talk” and DWYSYWD (Do What You Say You Will Do).

 

#2 – Inspire a Shared Vision

Create your picture of where you are leading them and articulate that picture to those in your company.

 

#3 – Challenge the Process

Encourage everyone to look outside the four walls for solutions and create a culture of risk taking and small wins.

 

#4 – Enable Others to Act

Empower your direct reports at appropriate levels, find a good balance of hand off vs. micromanaging, and let your people develop so you can spend more time leading vs. managing.

 

#5 – Encourage the Heart

Find opportunities to praise and celebrate at 3 or 4 times the frequency as talking about opportunities to improve.

 

If you take small steps in any of these 5 practices, you will undoubtedly be a more effective leader for yourself and for your company.

 

The Leadership QuestTo experience The Leadership Quest for yourself,
attend the January Workshop:

How to Increase Employee Engagement
Register Here