The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

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In order for a leader to be a leader he/she must begin with the assumption that you are the one who matters most. As a leader you have to possess that level of confidence in yourself that you are capable of leading yourself “before you can lead others”. And when you develop this belief then you are better able of affirmative influence “on others”. A leader needs to “believe” in oneself and have the confidence that whatever you say will excite and what you do can motivate others. You must be optimistic about what you do, do have some relevance for being in existence. Believe it or not, “leadership begins with you”. Consequently the five Practices of Exemplary Leadership are: 1. Model the way- “leading by example”, and demonstrate the concepts regarding the manner in which individuals should be treated and the way our aspirations should be followed. 2. Inspire a Shared Vision- leaders believe that they can make a difference in getting others excited and drafting them into their dream and the future possibilities. 3. Challenge the Process – leader seek unusual ways of enhancing the organization by taking risk and experimenting, thus embracing the unpreventable disappointments as learning opportunities. 4. Enable Others to Act – leaders actively engage individuals and make an effort to generate an ambience of trust and self-esteem. 5. Encourage the Heart – leaders appreciate the contributions that individuals make and allow them to participate in the rewards of their efforts, therefore, leaders celebrate achievements. The two persons in my life that has been leadership role models are Mrs. Paulette Ambursley – Principal Mrs. Paulette Ambursley nurturing attitude and her idealized influence pale in comparison to her creativity. She... ... middle of paper ... ...r whole effort into it and they give above and beyond because they want the result to be good for results matter. The leader generates work that meet commitment and generate results that surpass and go above and beyond the normal requirement (Lord & Maher, 1991). Works Cited Kouzes, J., & Posner B. (2010). The truth about leadership. Jossey-Bass Lind, E., (1993). Individual and corporate dispute resolution: Using procedural fairness as a decision heuristic. Administrative Science Quarterly. Lord, R. G., & Maher, K. J. (1991). Leadership and information processing: Linking perceptions and performance. xi, MA, US: Unwin Hyman. Van Den Bos, K. (2002). On the subjective quality of social justice: The role of affect as information in the psychology of justice judgments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

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  • Explains that a leader must have confidence in themselves that they are capable of leading themselves before they can lead others.
  • Opines that a leader needs to "believe" in oneself and have the confidence that whatever you say will excite and what you do can motivate others.
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