THE RESEARCH OF KOUZES AND POSNER

T H E L E A D E R S H I P C H A L L E N G E

PRACTICES OF EXEMPLARY LEADERS

Copyright © 2012 by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. Adapted from The Leadership Challenge (5th Edition),

published by Jossey-Bass (San Francisco). All rights reserved.

This presentation is designed to give you a basic overview of the central textbook we will utilize throughout our MGMT605 course.

THE RESEARCH OF KOUZES AND POSNER

• Over 30 years of collecting data • Over 5,000 individual cases studied • Over 3 million survey respondents • Global data from 72 countries • Over 500 research studies by others • www.leadershipchallenge.com

1: Model the Way

2: Inspire a Shared Vision

3: Challenge the Process

4: Enable Others to Act

5: Encourage the Heart

• Clarify Values • Set the Example • Envision the Future • Enlist Others • Search for Opportunities • Experiment and Take Risks • Foster Collaboration • Strengthen Others • Recognize Contributions • Celebrate Values and Victories

Practices of Exemplary Leaders

“Nothing speaks like results. If you want to build the kind of credibility that connects

with people, then deliver results before you deliver a message. Get out and do what you advise others to do. Communicate from experience.” ~ John C. Maxwell

Commitment Number 1

Commitment Number 2

Clarify values by affirming a shared commitment to the essential values and by finding your own voice in them Set the Example by behaving in ways that are consistent with shared values as you also teach others to model them.

Model the Way

Copyright © 2012 by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. Adapted from The Leadership Challenge (5th Edition),

published by Jossey-Bass (San Francisco). All rights reserved.

“A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the

power and energy to get it done.” ~ Ralph Lauren

“A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.”

~ David Gergen

Commitment Number 3

Commitment Number 4

Envision the Future by imagining the possibilities and by finding a common purpose. Enlist Others in a common vision by appealing to shared values, interests, hopes, and dreams.

Inspire a Shared Vision

Copyright © 2012 by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. Adapted from The Leadership Challenge (5th Edition),

published by Jossey-Bass (San Francisco). All rights reserved.

“Let’s make a dent in the universe.” ~ Steve Jobs

“Progress always involves risk; you can’t

steal second base and keep your foot on first.”

~ Frederick Wilcox

Commitment Number 5

Commitment Number 6

Search for Opportunities by seizing the initiative and exercising outsight toward change, growth, and innovation. Experiment and Take Risks in order to generate small wins, and learn from the accompanying experience.

Challenge the Process

Copyright © 2012 by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. Adapted from The Leadership Challenge (5th Edition),

published by Jossey-Bass (San Francisco). All rights reserved.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller

“Leadership is getting someone to do what

they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.” ~ Tom Landry

Commitment Number 7

Commitment Number 8

Foster Collaboration by creating a climate of trust and facilitating relationships. Strengthen Others by increasing self-determination, providing choices, and developing competence.

Enable Others to Act

Copyright © 2012 by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. Adapted from The Leadership Challenge (5th Edition),

published by Jossey-Bass (San Francisco). All rights reserved.

“”Encouraging the Heart is about the principles and practices that support our basic human need to be appreciated for

who we are and what we can do.” ~ Kouzes and Posner

Commitment Number 9

Commitment Number 10

Recognize Contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence. Celebrate the Values and Victories by creating a spirit of community in which you are personally involved.

Encourage the Heart

Copyright © 2012 by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. Adapted from The Leadership Challenge (5th Edition),

published by Jossey-Bass (San Francisco). All rights reserved.

WHAT IS THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE?

“The Leadership Challenge is a global campaign to liberate the leader in everyone. We believe that teams, businesses—and even the world—get better when ordinary people enable those around them to achieve extra- ordinary things.” Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner