A leader can be defined as a person who has followers. Good leaders must make decisions that significantly impact businesses, communities, and countries. How can one distinguish great leaders from poor leaders?
Regardless of age, gender, culture, or other factors, leaders were at their personal best when they exhibited certain behaviors. Kouzes and Posner's leadership challenge discuss these behaviors in detail in a model known as the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Kouzes and Posner's leadership model is widely recognized by researchers and applied in business.
FIVE PRACTICES OF EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP
In their research, Kouzes and Posner discovered that leaders who did extraordinary things had five behaviors in common. They developed a leadership assessment tool known as the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI 360-Feedback*) from those identified practices. Leaders use this tool to evaluate themselves and understand how certain behaviors impact their leadership styles.
HOW DO YOU DEMONSTRATE EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP?
We all know great leaders when we see them. We are proud to work alongside them. We are willing to work harder. We believe in their vision.
Great leaders bring team members with opposing viewpoints together to work towards a common goal. They balance execution and drive with encouragement and compassion.
For leaders to demonstrate exemplary leadership, they should set an example for others to follow. They should also focus on the future and make the subordinates participate in achieving the vision.
Demonstrating great leadership also requires challenging the norms, being innovative, and encouraging others to be innovative
Great leadership doesn't just happen. It requires a high level of self-awareness, open-mindedness, and a willingness to put in the time and energy needed to become exceptional. When leaders are at their personal best they bring a positive influence to everyone within an organization.
Link to Leadership is designed for experienced and emerging leaders. Leadership development is an ongoing process and
Low Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Most companies experience a 50-70% failure rate of projects, in part, because of senior leadership’s inability to build alignment and drive execution. Over the past several decades, Emotional Intelligence has become a must-have skill for effective leadership. The five components of EQ are:
- Social skills
Self-awareness is the foundation of EQ and can be one of the greatest stumbling blocks for leaders to develop. In fact, according to research by organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich, 95 percent of people think they’re self-aware, but only 10 to 15 percent actually are.
Leaders first need to understand themselves and their goals before development can occur. L2L works with leaders at every stage of their journey. Linking executives, managers, and CEOs to the best possible solutions for their personal leadership development.
Multi-Rater Feedback Assessment
Research indicates that 360 feedback is one of the most effective methods for developing leaders. It can offer multiple perspectives and enhance skills and behaviors. The process has to be implemented in a way that engages leaders so they are compelled and motivated to become better at their job.
L2L uses researched-backed assessments to measure leadership effectiveness and develops a personalized leadership development plan that impacts