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The Leadership Challenge


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The Leadership Challenge

  1. 1. James Kouzes Barry Posner
  2. 2. <ul><li>Heightened uncertainty </li></ul><ul><li>A shift to more compassion and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Global Economy and Connection </li></ul><ul><li>“ Knowledge-added” is the new Value-added </li></ul><ul><li>Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Workforce – ethnic, gender, generational and lifestyle diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Intense search for “meaning” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Model the Way </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire a Shared Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Find your voice by clarifying your personal values </li></ul><ul><li>Set the example by aligning actions with shared values. </li></ul><ul><li>Envision exciting and ennobling possibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Challenge the Process </li></ul><ul><li>Search for opportunities by seeking innovative ways to change, grow and improve. </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment and take risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from mistakes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Enable Others to Act </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage the Heart </li></ul><ul><li>Foster collaboration by promoting cooperative goals and building trust. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen others by sharing power and discretion. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence. </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate the values and victories by creating a spirit of community. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ How frequently do I engage in the behaviour described?” </li></ul><ul><li>1. Almost never </li></ul><ul><li>2. Rarely </li></ul><ul><li>3. Seldom </li></ul><ul><li>4. Once in a while </li></ul><ul><li>5. Occasionally </li></ul><ul><li>6. Sometimes </li></ul><ul><li>7. Fairly often </li></ul><ul><li>8. Usually </li></ul><ul><li>9. Very Frequently </li></ul><ul><li>10. Almost Always </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>1.M 11.M </li></ul><ul><li>2.V 12.V </li></ul><ul><li>3.C 13.C </li></ul><ul><li>4.E 14.E </li></ul><ul><li>5.H 15.H </li></ul><ul><li>6.M 16.M </li></ul><ul><li>7.V 17 V </li></ul><ul><li>8.C 18.C </li></ul><ul><li>9.E 19. E </li></ul><ul><li>10.H 20. H, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling the Way </li></ul><ul><li>1,6,11,16,21,26 </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>2,7,12,17,22,27 </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging </li></ul><ul><li>3,8,13,18,23,28 </li></ul><ul><li>Enable Others </li></ul><ul><li>4,9,14,19,24,29 </li></ul><ul><li>Heart </li></ul><ul><li>5,10,15,20,25,30 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Look at your highest-ranked items (your strengths) </li></ul><ul><li>Which specific behaviours are they? </li></ul><ul><li>Now look at your lowest-ranked items (your opportunities for improvement) </li></ul><ul><li>Which behaviours are they? </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the lowest-ranked items to see whether you have three or more from one practice. If so, then you need to pay attention to that practice as a whole, rather than just as individual behaviours. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Trial and Error – Learning by Doing </li></ul><ul><li>facilitating meetings </li></ul><ul><li>chairing a conference </li></ul><ul><li>leading a task force </li></ul><ul><li>Observation : Learning from Others </li></ul><ul><li>Look for role models, coaches, read biographies of well-known leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>Education: Learning in the classroom or on your own </li></ul><ul><li>spend 50 hours annually on your personal and </li></ul><ul><li>professional development. </li></ul>