Author of "The Leadership Challenge" and Dean’s Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
Vice President, Business Development
Sonoma Leadership Systems
Webcast On Demand
The one attribute that is the foundation of all leadership.
The factor that most distinguishes leaders from individual contributors.
The condition that is most likely to produce personal-best leadership and how you can create it.
The factor that rules innovation, brand image, acceptance of leaders’ influence, commitment - just about everything else important in organizations—and what leaders can do about it.
How positive you need to be as a leader for people to feel fully engaged.
The word that’s required to get things moving in a positive direction.
How great leadership impacts engagement and the bottom line.
The key to making extraordinary things happen in organizations is great leadership. It contributes more to positive outcomes than any other single factor. Great products, great strategy, great systems, and great people are absolutely critical, but with poor leadership they produce only a third to a half of their potential. It takes great leadership to create great workplaces that create great results. Or, as the late management guru Peter Drucker put it: “Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion, and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership.” So, if you want better results in your marketplace, you have to ensure that you are fostering great leadership within your organization.
In this webcast hosted by Sonoma Leadership Systems, author and researcher Jim Kouzes will present evidence that exemplary leadership makes a significant and meaningful difference in people’s engagement at work and in the performance of their organizations. The evidence is absolutely clear. In analyzing responses from nearly two million people around the world Jim and Barry have found that those leaders who more frequently exhibit exemplary leader behaviors have employees who are more committed, proud, motivated, loyal, and productive than those whose leaders exhibit these practices less frequently. Overall engagement scores are 25 to 50 percent higher among the groups with leaders who exhibit exemplary leadership. These workplaces also have better bottom lines than those led by those who engage less frequently in these practices.
Jim explores what that difference looks like through the lens of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® — the sets of behaviors that he and coauthor Barry Posner have found, in their three decades of rigorous research, lead to extraordinary results. He offers concrete advice on what you can do to put each of the practices to use immediately to improve engagement and performance. If you are ready to say “yes” to exemplary leadership in your organization, this webcast will offers you that opportunity. Bruce Wilson, VP of business development at Sonoma Leadership Systems, introduces Jim Kouzes and how this leadership model positively impacts employee engagement in organizations.