Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Leadership Challenge

Reading Kouzes and Posner's The Leadership Challenge. I enjoyed the Practices of Leadership and Commitment to making overcoming the Leadership challenge.

5 Practices of Leadership

  1. model the way
  2. inspire a shared vision
  3. challenge the process
  4. enable others to act
  5. encourage the heart

  1. Clarifying values by finding  your voice and affirming shared ideals
  2. Set the example by aligning actions with shared values
  3. Envision the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities
  4. Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations
  5. Search for opportunities by seizing the initiative and by looking outward for innovative ways to improve
  6. Foster collaboration by building trust and facilitating relationships
  7. Strengthen others by increasing self-determination and developing competence
  8. Recognize contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence
  9. Celebrate the values and victories by creating a spirit of community

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