Kouzes & Posner

Credibility + Vision = ????

Research has shown that people consistently select four characteristics to describe the leaders they would choose to follow. They are: Honesty. Inspiring. Competent and Forward-Looking (Kouzes & Posner, 2012). These four characteristics that followers expect of leaders add up to what communications experts freer to as source credibility (Berlo, Lemert…

Using FeedForward to get Unique Perspectives

FeedForward is an exercise and concept from Marshall Goldsmith, one of the world’s top executive coaches.  FeedForward is based on the premise that we can’t do anything about the past, it’s done. What we can focus on is the future. It is a different way of looking at performance reviews…

Your Vision & How to Find It

This week’s video blog post speaks to Vision. As a leader what is your vision for your organization? Do you share that vision with your team? Kouzes & Posner describe vision as “An ideal and unique image of the future for the common good” (the Leadership Challenge, 2017) with the…

What Do Young Adults See As Characteristics of Admired Leaders?

In this week’s video blog post I reflect on the reaction that my 4th year faculty of management university students had to a questionnaire on the Characteristics of Admired Leaders (Kouzes & Posner, 2014). In their leadership book, The Leadership Challenge (Wiley, 2017), Kouzes and Posner describe what people look…

Do you know what your core values are?

Kouzes and Posner define values as “moral judgements, responses to others, and commitments to personal and organizational goals that: Help us determine what to do and what not to do. Influence every aspect of our lives. Set the parameters for our decisions we make every day”. We can commit and…