More than ever there is a need for people to seize the opportunities to lead us to greatness. Whether it’s starting up new enterprises, turning around losing operations, reforming antiquated institutions, advancing scientific discovery, or cleaning up a decaying neighborhood, our companies, our communities, and our countries need better leadership.
Some people might tell you that leadership is born, and that you either have it or you don't. But over 25 years of original research by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner tells a very different story.
Leadership is not about position or title. It's not about organizational power or authority. It’s not about celebrity or wealth. It's not about charisma and charm. It’s not about being a CEO, president, general, or prime minister. Leadership is a set of skills and abilities learnable by anyone.
In this session, award-winning author Jim Kouzes will engage us in an exploration of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® and how you can apply them to the work that you do. Jim's presentation is based on the research that he and Barry Posner have been doing for over 25 years. Their work is evidence-based, pragmatic, and brought to life through real cases of real people doing real things.
As a result of participating in this session, you will be better able to:
Describe The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® which individuals use to get extraordinary things done in organizations.
Describe the essential qualities that people look for and admire in leaders and their implications for your own practices.
Articulate the leadership aspirations or values which you believe should guide the actions of the group you lead.
Apply at least one useful leadership technique for each of The Five Practices.
Make commitments on what we will each do as leaders to contribute to getting extraordinary things done in your organization.