Things Leaders Do

February 28, 2012

Good morning!

According to James Kouzes and Barry Posner, there are five things that leaders do:

They Model the Way – they become exemplars of the behavior they expect of others.

They Inspire a Shared Vision – they envision the preferred future, creating an ideal image of the organization or project.

They Challenge the Process – they look for ways to improve processes and encourage the strength of the team to do it.

They Enable Others to Act – they foster collaboration through the use of excellent interpersonal skills.

They Encourage the Heart – they bring hope, encouragement, support, praise and appreciation.  Leaders are Dealers in Hope!

If you have time, pick up their book The Leadership Challenge or the workbook A Coach’s Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders.

Now – take a few minutes and ask yourself – how am I doing in each of those five areas?  Be honest with your self and then take definitive steps to begin growing where you need to grow!

Blessings on your day,
BG

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