Influencer #1: Leadership Development
Employees Need Strong Leaders
Without exceptional leadership, your employees aren’t 100%
sure where the organization is going or why.
Pacific Leadership Consultants’ certified facilitators deliver you the tools to build and
foster the exemplary Leaders your employees will want to follow.
We use only The Leadership Challenge Workshop® and The Leadership Practices Inventory® − the proven, evidence-based approach that transforms individuals into those Leaders.
“We know how Leadership works.”
– Barry Posner (Leadership Forum)
Why Use The Leadership Challenge®
The Leadership Challenge,® now in its 6th edition, is the result of 30 years of rigorous research. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner analyzed the situations in which individuals performed their personal best.
From this arose The Leadership Challenge Workshop® − a focused process that develops The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® − used by the most successful organizations and individuals worldwide…and, The Leadership Practices Inventory® the assessment that shows managers and leaders how frequently they demonstrate The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® and how their scores compare to the norm (over 5 million leaders).
Learn more about each of the The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®.
- Model the Way
- Inspire a Shared Vision
- Challenge the Process
- Enable Others to Act
- Encourage the Heart
- 1. Model the Way
- 2. Inspire a Shared Vision
- 3. Challenge the Process
- 4. Enable Others to Act
- 5. Encourage the Heart
“Leaders establish principles concerning the way people should be treated and the way goals should be pursued. They create standards of excellence and then set an example for others to follow …They set interim goals so that people can achieve small wins as they work toward larger objectives. They unravel bureaucracy when it impedes action; they put up signposts when people are unsure of where to go or how to get there; and they create opportunities for victory.”
Leaders passionately believe they can make a difference. They envision the future, creating an ideal and unique image of what the organization can become. Through their magnetism and quiet persuasion, leaders enlist others in their dreams. They breathe life into their visions and get people to see exciting possibilities for the future.
Leaders search for opportunities to change the status quo. They look for innovative ways to improve the organization. In doing so, they experiment and take risks. Because leaders know that risk taking involves mistakes and failures, they accept the inevitable disappointments as learning opportunities.
Leaders foster collaboration and build spirited teams. They actively involve others. Leaders understand that mutual respect is what sustains extraordinary efforts; they strive to create an atmosphere of trust and human dignity. They strengthen others, making each person feel capable and powerful.
Accomplishing extraordinary things in organizations is hard work. To keep hope and determination alive, leaders recognize contributions that individuals make. In every winning team, the members need to share in the rewards of their efforts, so leaders celebrate accomplishments. They make people feel like heroes. (copy used by permission, leadershipchallenge.com, Wiley)