The Leadership Challenge Workbook
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The new edition of the classic change leader's workbook
A blend of leadership development, project management, and execution, this perfect companion to the bestselling The Leadership Challenge has been refreshed in time for the 25th Anniversary of this trusted leadership development program. Updated with a new global perspective and new research, it is the ultimate change leader's workbook.
Based on Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's classic book The Leadership Challenge, this workbook is a hands-on guide for improving your ability to put into action the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model and become a leader who Models the Way, Inspires a Shared Vision, Challenges the Process, Enables Others to Act, and Encourages the Heart.
- Significantly updated, with a new global focus
- Features the latest research and refer to new case studies, including international examples
- Can be used as a project-planning, change-creating, and personal-best-making tool
More relevant and effective than ever the Third Edition of The Leadership Challenge Workbook will help leaders in every organization improve their ability to communicate a vision, strengthen co-worker commitment, build trust among fellow employees, maintain employee satisfaction, and much more.
principal of a suburban school faced problems that were numerous and deep. He had to, in his words, “breathe new life into an organization that was on hold.” He knew he needed to do something radical. He decided that the best way to do that was to create a significantly different scheduling structure that no other school in the district had. He was the first to challenge years and years of the traditional scheduling process. The new president of a charitable organization wanted to change the
Ended. Never leave your audience hanging. Tell the listeners what happened in the end. What happened as a result of the actions? 5. Include a Surprise. Every great story includes some kind of surprise. Try to add an element of amazement. What makes this story particularly interesting, unique, memorable, funny, or surprising? ENCOURAGE THE HEART 101 Tell Your Story Now have fun telling the story. At a regular meeting or at a special event, share this story with your team. A good story will
Heart in your organization? What would you do differently the next time? TYING IT ALL TOGETHER Finally, it’s time for some leisurely reflections on what you learned while using The Leadership Challenge Workbook to complete your Personal-Best Leadership Project. • Of all the actions that you took, which three to five do you believe had the most impact on the success of the project? • What would you do differently for the next project? 120 THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE WORKBOOK • What are the
WORKBOOK leagues, by telling stories that make the values come alive, by being highly visible during times of uncertainty, and by asking questions to help people to think about values and priorities. Modeling the way is essentially about earning the right and the respect to lead through direct individual involvement and action. People first follow the person, then the plan. INSPIRE A SHARED VISION When people described their Personal-Best Leadership Experiences, they told of times when they
make. You can’t hoard the power you have as a leader; you must give it away. When you trust others and give them more discretion, more authority, and more information, they are much more likely to use their energies to produce extraordinary results. In the cases we analyzed, leaders proudly discussed teamwork, trust, and empowerment as essential elements of their efforts. A leader’s ability to Enable Others to Act is essential. Constituents neither perform at their best nor stick around for very