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The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

An interactive one-day workshop about the leadership practices of exemplary leaders

What does it take to be an exemplary leader? Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, authors of The Leadership Challenge, set out to discover the common practices of leaders when they were at their leadership best.

Their analysis of thousands of cases and surveys revealed The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership:

  • Model the Way

  • Inspire a Shared Vision

  • Challenge the Process

  • Enable Others to Act

  • Encourage the Heart

360 Degree Assessment

Leaders are asked to complete a short questionnaire called the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). The LPI is designed to measure specific leadership behaviors and contribute toward an individual's development as a leader. This questionnaire is done online, contains 30 questions, and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Leaders are also asked to assign observers (a minimum of 10 is recommended) to complete the 360 degree LPI instrument on their behalf.

Experienced Tero facilitators help leaders interpret the data received, develop personal action plans to maximize strength areas and improve development areas and learn to facilitate ongoing, open communication with others in the organization.

A summary report for several leaders in an organization is also available. The 360 assessment can be repeated at a future time as a post-test to provide quantitative data around growth.

The Results

While there are no universal "right" answers when it comes to leadership, the research consistently shows the same results: The more frequently you demonstrate the behaviors included in the LPI, the more likely you will be seen as an effective leader.

People who frequently demonstrate LPI behaviors are seen as:

  • Being more effective in meeting job-related demands

  • Being more successful in representing their units to upper management

  • Creating higher-performing teams

  • Fostering loyalty and commitment

  • Increasing motivational levels and willingness to work hard

  • Reducing absenteeism, turnover, and dropout

  • Possessing high degrees of personal credibility

Click on the Leadership Practices Inventory logo for additional information about the LPI assessment.

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  • Learn The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Receive valid and reliable feedback about current use of these practices
  • Find specific suggestions on how to improve in each of the five leadership practices
  • Discover the perceptions others hold
  • Identify strengths and opportunities for improvement
  • Make action plans for continuing development

  • Unique in the training industry, we use a team approach to most training and executive coaching. This means a diversity of trainers, a variety of trainer certifications, specialties and expertise, and small facilitator to participant ratio.

  • We take the measurement of training results very seriously and dedicate a significant amount of time and resources to it - all to ensure that the programs offered by Tero deliver the outstanding results our clients have come to expect.

  • Respond to three points to help evaluate if outsourcing training may be right for your organization.

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