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Five ways for leaders to recharge their batteries

July 21, 2022

Employees everywhere are searching for inspired leadership that emphasizes a culture that respects all employees and provides them opportunities for meaningful work where they can share their ideas for improvement. That’s why we are sharing our series of articles from late 2021 with you again in hopes that you can use them to recharge your leadership batteries this summer.


K&P leadership series: Modeling the way

December 8, 2021

In our blog series over these past months, we’ve explored four of the five behaviors described in The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner’s book on exemplary leadership practices. These four behaviors—shared visioning, enabling others, challenging processes, and encouraging hearts—have one specific thing in common: They ask you to take action in your leadership, such as developing certain skills, recognizing others, or increasing personal interactions.


K&P leadership series: Encouraging the heart

October 13, 2021

“Encourage the heart,” one of the five behaviors in the Kouzes and Posner (K&P) Leadership Challenge, can help you connect with your new team as a new leader. Encouraging the heart will help you create a team culture built on genuine respect and caring behavior. To do this, you need to focus on two areas at the same time: recognizing individual contributions and valuing team accomplishments.


K&P leadership series: Enabling others to act

September 29, 2021

“Enabling others to act,” one of the five behaviors in the Kouzes and Posner (K&P) Leadership Challenge, can help you create an environment for your team that allows it to learn and grow while achieving your organization’s goals. Enabling others focuses on helping you foster collaboration and grow your self-confidence to strengthen others—important skills for new supervisors.


K&P leadership series: Challenging the process

September 14, 2021

You were just promoted to your first management position. Congratulations! Now comes your opportunity to emulate the qualities you appreciated in your previous managers, and maybe avoid the qualities you didn’t admire. Either way, you are excited about the opportunities ahead, and hopefully, you recognize that you have big shoes to fill.


K&P leadership series: Inspiring a shared vision

August 31, 2021

What could be more rewarding than creating a strategic vision and leading a unified group into the future? The answer is walking with your group into a future that you designed together. That’s what is possible when you “Inspire a Shared Vision,” which is one of the five behaviors in the Kouzes and Posner (K&P) Leadership Challenge.


K&P leadership series: Linking Lean and leadership

August 6, 2021

This article is the first in a series meant to demonstrate how the Kouzes and Posner leadership model connects to Lean principles bringing more success and personal satisfaction to people dedicated enough to follow them both. Today’s article summarizes the five K&P behaviors or practices of exemplary leadership. Future articles will expand on how these practices connect to specific Lean principles to gain followers and improve leadership results.