The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

1. Model the Way

  • Clarify values and help each person find their voice and affirm shared ideals
  • Set the example by aligning actions with shared values

Specific Tools for the Workplace

  • 25 Self Question Primer for Modeling behavior with other leaders in your organization and accompanying action planner
  • 20 Self Question primer for modeling behavior with customers of your organization and accompanying action planner

2. Inspire a Shared Vision

  • Facilitate a vision of the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities
  • Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations

Specific Tools for the Workplace

  • Vision Execution Planner
  • Aligning Jobs with Vision Planner

3. Challenge the Process

  • Facilitate the search for opportunities by seizing the initiative and by looking outward for innovative ways to improve
  • Teach how to experiment and take risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from those experiences
  • Understand Own Strengths and those of others

Specific Tools for the Workplace

  • 50 talent strength identifier worksheet
  • Action planner on aligning/re-aligning responsibilities
  • Stretch leadership development planner

4. Enable Others to Act

  • Identify actions leaders take that make team members feel powerful and powerless
  • Understand the differences of coaching vs. teaching and when to do whats

Specific Tools for the Workplace

  • Process Guide for Teaching
  • Process Guide for Coaching
  • Teaching Planner
  • Coaching Planner
  • Elements of delegation Worksheet

5. Encourage the Heart

  • Identify real life actions you can take to encourage the heart of your team members
  • Facilitate recognizing contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence
  • Celebrate the values and victories by creating a spirit of community

Specific Tools for the Workplace

  • Checklist of activities to actively encourage the hearts of team members

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