The Leadership Challenge: A personal review

The Leadership Challenge: A personal review

For 33 weeks I systematically did a personal deep dive into the work of Jim Kouzes and Barry Moore, The Leadership Challenge: How to make extraordinary things happen in organizations. This wasFor 33 weeks I systematically did a personal deep dive into the work of Jim Kouzes and Barry Moore, The Leadership Challenge: How to make extraordinary things happen in organizations. This was my interpretation of what I took from this amazing leadership book. As I talk about, this work had a significant impact on my own leadership journey, so much so that I completed the Facilitator training and also became an LPI coach so that I could not only understand the model better but so that I could use the principles in my professional coaching practice.

The LPI360 is the leadership assessment that comes with The Leadership Challenge Model. Kouzes and Posner took the five leadership practices, Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act & Encourage the Heart, that they observed leaders engaging in to make extraordinary things happen in organizations, and attributed six behaviours to each practice. These are behaviours most of us do in leadership roles, but it’s the frequency at which we do them that has the most impact.

Below is an index of my Vlog posts attributed to each of the thirty behaviours.

Getting Started: Leadership Coaching: How to start the process off right.
Model the Way; Behaviour 1: Who Is Watching You?
Model the Way; Behaviour 2: Are We on The Same Track
Model the Way; Behaviour 3: Promises, Promises: Building trust in leadership
Model the Way; Behaviour 4: How Often Do You Ask for Feedback on Yourself?
Model the Way; Behaviour 5: What Are Your Core Values?
Model the Way; Behaviour 6: What Is Your Leadership Philosophy?

Inspire a Shared Vision; Behaviour 1: How Do You Inspire a Shared Vision?
Inspire a Shared Vision; Behaviour 2: Are You in Your Job to Do Something, Or for Something To Do?
Inspire a Shared Vision; Behaviour 3: Do You have a Compelling Vision of Your Future?
Inspire a Shared Vision; Behaviour 4: How Are You Enlisting Others in Your Vision?
Inspire a Shared Vision; Behaviour 5: Thinking of the Big Picture: What Do We Aspire to Accomplish?
Inspire a Shared Vision; Behaviour 6: What Does It Mean to Speak with Genuine Conviction About the Higher Meaning and Purpose of Our Work?

Challenge the Process; Behaviour 1: How Does One “Challenge the Process?”
Challenge the Process; Behaviour 2: What is One Way You Can Challenge People to Try Out New and Innovative Ways to Do Their Work?
Challenge the Process; Behaviour 3: What Are You Doing to Improve What You Do?
Challenge the Process; Behaviour 4: What Can We Learn When Things Go Wrong and Right?
Challenge the Process; Behaviour 5: How Do You as A Leader Set Goals, Plans and Measurable Milestones?
Challenge the Process; Behaviour 6: Challenging the Process: What About Taking Risks?

Enable Others to Act; Behaviour 1: Enable Others to Act: Teach them to fish
Enable Others to Act; Behaviour 2: Are You Listening to Diverse Points of View?
Enable Others to Act; Behaviour 3: Are You paying Attention?
Enable Others to Act; Behaviour 4: Becoming A Great Leader, Let Others Come Up with The Solutions
Enable Others to Act; Behaviour 5: Enabling Others to Act: Give others the opportunity to find their own solutions
Enable Others to Act; Behaviour 6: Are You Allowing Your Team Members to Grow?

Encourage the Heart; Behaviour 1: Encourage the Heart: Recognition is the key
Encourage the Heart; Behaviour 2: “I Appreciate the Job You Are Doing!”
Encourage the Heart; Behaviour 3: And The Reward Goes To? …Giving Recognition
Encourage the Heart; Behaviour 4: How Do You Tie Recognition to Values?
Encourage the Heart; Behaviour 5: It’s a Mindset of Celebration!
Encourage the Heart; Behaviour 6: Try It… Its Worth It!

We Wrap it Up: The Leadership Challenge: We wrap it up

 

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