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From the very beginning, ILA has been using the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® as its process model for leadership development.  Developed by noted researchers and award-winning authors, James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, this model has continued to prove itself day by day, year after year, in organization after organization.  For more information about it, we highly recommend you read The Leadership Challenge, in which Jim and Barry detail the powerful lessons brought forth in this model.  If you want to learn how to become an extraordinary leader using this process, find out more about The Leadership Challenge® Workshop , which is ILA's premier leadership development program.

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®

Model the Way

  • Clarify values by finding your voice and affirming shared ideals.
  • Set the example by aligning actions with shared values.

Inspire A Shared Vision

  • Envision the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities.
  • Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations.

Challenge The Process

  • Search for opportunities by seizing the initiative and by looking outward for innovative ways to improve.
  • Experiment and take risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from experience.

Enable Others to Act

  • Foster collaboration by building trust and facilitating relationships.
  • Strengthen others by increasing self-determination and developing competence.

Encourage the Heart

  • Recognize contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence.
  • Celebrate the values and victories by creating a spirit of community.

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