THE FIVE PRACTICES OF COLLABORATIVE LEADERS
from “The Leadership Challenge, How to make extraordinary things happen in organizations”
by Kouzes and Posner
- Model the way
- Inspire a shared vision~ find a common purpose,envision the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities.
- Challenge the Process ~search for opportunities, take initiative, experiment and take risks.
- Enable Others to Act ~foster collaboration, create a climate of trust, facilitate relationships, strengthen others,
- Encourage the Heart ~ recognize contributions, celebrate values and victories, create a spirit of community, get personally involved.
Case study: Barby—- at Zeno: Fearless
-“Every single personal best leadership case involved changing the status quo.”
-You need to know what your values and guiding principles are.”
-“Innovation comes more from listening than from telling.You have to be constantly looking outside yourself and your organization for new and innovative products, processes and services.”
Key words: Innovation, change, experimentation, taking risks, support for good ideas, willingness to challenge the system. “When you take risks, mistakes and failures are inevitable. Proceed anyway.”
Characteristics most looked-for in a leader:
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