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The Leadership Challenge©

Today more than ever there is a need for people of all ages, from all backgrounds, with all types of life experience to seize those opportunities that lead to greatness.  There is a need for leaders to inspire us to dream, to participate, and to persevere.  There are countless opportunities to make a difference. The Leadership Challenge offers everyone the chance to do just that - to take the initiative and make a difference.

The Leadership Challenge is about how leaders mobilize others to want to get extraordinary things done. It's about the practices leaders use to transform values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, separateness into solidarity, and risks into rewards. It's about a climate in which people turn challenging opportunities into remarkable successes.

Backed by 25 years of original research and data from over 3 million leaders, The Leadership Challenge competencies and Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) have provided leaders at all levels with the foundation for an evidence-based leadership development program.  The research discovered the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® that are essential to getting extraordinary things done in organizations.  These critical leadership behaviors are:

 Model the Way

Leaders establish principles concerning the way people (constituents, peers, colleagues, and customers alike) should be treated and the way goals should be pursued. They create standards of excellence and then set an example for others to follow. Because the prospect of complex change can overwhelm people and stifle action, they set interim goals so that people can achieve small wins as they work toward larger objectives.

 Inspire a Shared Vision

Leaders passionately believe that they can make a difference. They envision the future, creating an ideal and unique image of what the organization can become. Through their magnetism and quiet persuasion, leaders enlist others in their dreams. They breathe life into their visions and get people to see exciting possibilities for the future.                     

Challenge the Process

Leaders search for opportunities to change the status quo. They look for innovative ways to improve the organization. In doing so, they experiment and take risks. And because leaders know that risk taking involves mistakes and failures, they accept the inevitable disappointments as learning opportunities.

 Enable Others to Act

Leaders foster collaboration and build spirited teams. They actively involve others. Leaders understand that mutual respect is what sustains extraordinary efforts; they strive to create an atmosphere of trust and human dignity. They strengthen others, making each person feel capable and powerful.

 Encourage the Heart

Accomplishing extraordinary things in organizations is hard work. To keep hope and determination alive, leaders recognize contributions that individuals make. In every winning team, the members need to share in the rewards of their efforts, so leaders celebrate accomplishments.




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Reasons to Partner With LeadingWise

  • Certified Master Facilitators for The Leadership Challenge

  • Over 18 years of experience developing leaders who make a difference

  • Our unique evidence-based approach is proven to positively change leader behaviors and enhance organizational performance

  • Experienced and certified leadership coaches



Contact us to see how we can help you make a difference in your organization.