Analysis Of The Five Practices Of Exemplary Leadership

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There are several ways to define leadership, but what sets effective leaders apart from commonplace managers are their extraordinary actions and the successes that result. In The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner claim leaders that employ The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership are much more effective than those who do not (2012, p. 25). This paper will be reviewing my assessment findings, exploring my strengths and weaknesses, examining my personal-best leadership story, and detailing a specific area of development. Model and enable were two words commonly found in the Leadership Practices Inventory: LPI® (Kouzes & Posner, 2013) to describe my strengths as a leader. Follows through on commitments, develops relationships…show more content…
I feel that doing what you say you will, and treating others as you want to be treated are principles that should not only be looked at as great strengths but as internal values that convey credibility. When people trust you and know they can come to you without judgment, it offers them a sense of security and peace. Whereas, inspire and challenge were on my least frequent. Describes a compelling image of the future, shows others how long-term interests can be realized by enlisting in a common vision, and takes risks even though there is a chance of failure scored the lowest (Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Practices Inventory: LPI®, 2013). Again, these findings were not shocking to me as they align with my feelings of self-doubt and fear. As I stated in my personal statement when applying for the MAOL program, “I sometimes allow fear to get in the way of trying something” (Wegerer, 2015). These limitations are only bad when they stop you from moving forward. It’s about working through them and taking steps towards gaining the confidence required to shake off the feelings of incompetence and charge ahead with the…show more content…
A Scholar, as defined by the IES, are people that tend to be interested in learning more about other cultures, rather than cultivating relationships. They also seem to be resilient when confronted with challenging situations (The Kozai Group, Inc., 2009). The results of the IES confirm my limitation of fearing the unknown (or another culture), in addition to my strength of perseverance as outlined in my personal statement. An example of my weakness is traveling abroad. Although, I thoroughly enjoy learning about other cultures, and do not pass judgment on them, I do not have any desire to travel out of the country to experience firsthand how others live. Conversely, my strength of perseverance is shown in my ability to handle stress well when interacting with people from other cultures. The outcomes of the two assessments along with my own self-awareness give me plenty to think about. How can I better use my strengths to become a more effective leader, and what can I do to ensure that I am working on my shortcomings to continue

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