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An Introduction to The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®

Book Description

Leadership is Everyone's Business

Are you ready to seize the opportunities that lead to extraordinary results?

Are you ready to inspire others to dream, to encourage their active participation, and to stand beside them when the going gets tough?

Are you ready to lead?

More than ever our families, our organizations, our communities, our nations, our world is in need of leaders who are willing to take on difficult challenges. An Introduction to The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® will inspire you to do just that—to take the initiative, to seize opportunities, to make a difference.

Backed by over 25 years of original research, The Five Practices is an evidence-based leadership development model created by bestselling authors, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. With a simple, yet profound, principle at its core this program demystifies the concept of leadership and approaches it as a measurable, learnable set of behaviors

The colorful, interactive pages of this workbook introduce you to the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) self assessment and then take you on a tour of The Five Practices:

As you make your way through this workbook, you will discover the immediate and practical applicability of this time-tested leadership program.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Welcome
  3. ORIENTEERING
    1. Fundamentals
    2. "Hi, I'm your new leader."
    3. Workshop Objectives
    4. Personal Best Leadership Experience
    5. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®
    6. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®
    7. The Leadership Practices Inventory
    8. LPI Instructions
    9. LPI Questions (1–15)
    10. LPI Questions (16–30)
    11. LPI Scoring
    12. What Do the Scores Mean?
    13. Reflecting on Your LPI Self-Assessment
    14. Orienteering Summary
  4. 1. MODEL THE WAY
    1. 1.1. Model the Way
    2. 1.2. Characteristics of an Admired Leader
    3. 1.3. What Constituents Expect of Leaders
    4. 1.4. Impact of Credibility on an Organization
    5. 1.5. Clarify Values
    6. 1.6. Credo Memo
    7. 1.7. Credo Memo Notes
    8. 1.8. Align Actions with Values
    9. 1.9. Sample Values in Action Worksheet
    10. 1.10. Values in Action Worksheet
    11. 1.11. Model the Way Module Summary
  5. 2. INSPIRE A SHARED VISION
    1. 2.1. Inspire a Shared Vision
    2. 2.2. Definition of a Vision
    3. 2.3. Breathe Life into Your Vision of the Future
    4. 2.4. Inspire a Shared Vision Module Summary
  6. 3. CHALLENGE THE PROCESS
    1. 3.1. Challenge the Process
    2. 3.2. One Leader Who Took the Challenge
    3. 3.3. Outsight
    4. 3.4. Take Risks and Learn from Mistakes
    5. 3.5. Helping People Take Risks and Learn from Mistakes
    6. 3.6. One Hop at a Time
    7. 3.7. Small Wins
    8. 3.8. Key Actions for Generating Small Wins
    9. 3.9. Challenge the Process Module Summary
  7. 4. ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT
    1. 4.1. Enable Others to Act
    2. 4.2. Powerful Times, Powerless Times
    3. 4.3. Powerful Times
    4. 4.4. How One Leader Strengthens Others
    5. 4.5. Develop Cooperative Goals and Roles
    6. 4.6. Enable Others to Act Module Summary
  8. 5. ENCOURAGE THE HEART
    1. 5.1. Encourage the Heart
    2. 5.2. Most Meaningful Recognition Activity
    3. 5.3. The Essentials of Encourage the Heart
    4. 5.4. Encourage the Heart Module Summary
  9. A. COMMITTING
    1. A.1. Committing
    2. A.2. Worksheet: Identifying My Goals
    3. A.3. Making Your Commitment
    4. A.4. Your Leadership Journey
    5. A.5. What's Next?
  10. ABOUT THE AUTHORS
    1. About the Authors