The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® Model
The authors discovered that when leaders experience their personal best, they display five core practices: they Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.
Research a prominent current or historical organizational leader from your country and develop a 2-to-4 page APA-formatted paper discussing the following: • Brief biography on the leader you selected • Describe key reasons why you admire the leader (providing specific examples of actions & behaviors that the leader used with respect to the five practices of exemplary leadership) • Evaluate to what extent the leader had credibility, where it stemmed from, and whether there were areas for the leader to improve. Be sure to cite and reference your sources throughout the paper. Your paper should include at least three (3) sources from which you gathered your information.
The 5 Exemplary Leadership Practices
These strategies and explanations are adapted from Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner’s book The Leadership Challenge.
Show the Way
Determine your personal values.
Set a good example by connecting your activities and behavior with your company’s ideals.
Establish standards for how individuals should be treated and how they should achieve their goals.
Install wayfinding signs when individuals are confused where to go or how to get there.
Create chances for success.
Follow through on your promises.
Inspire a Common Vision
Imagine the future and design an ideal and one-of-a-kind representation of what your unit could become.
Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to similar goals.
You are adamant that you can make a difference.
Encourage individuals to see exciting future possibilities.
Concentrate on meaningful work and teamwork
Examine the Process
Seek possibilities by thinking of new methods to modify the existing quo and improve the organization.
Experiment and take risks by achieving tiny successes and learning from mistakes on a regular basis.
Set interim goals so that people can earn minor victories while working toward greater ones.
When bureaucracy is impeding action, unravel it.
Accept occasional setbacks as learning opportunities.
Encourage others to take the initiative to improve, experiment, and take risks.
Allow Others to Act
Encourage collaboration through encouraging joint aims and establishing trust.
Share your power and discretion to help others.
Involve people actively.
Recognize that mutual respect fuels outstanding efforts.
Make an effort to foster an atmosphere of trust and human decency.
Encourage others by making each individual feel capable and powerful.
Encourage teamwork, share power, and help others.
Encourage the Soul
Recognize contributions by expressing gratitude for individual excellence.
Create a sense of community by celebrating the principles and successes.
Make people believe they are heroes.
Celebrate the behaviors that contribute to culture, support them, and acknowledge their accomplishments.