The Leadership Challenge
Does leadership make a difference? Is leadership an inborn trait or can leadership be taught? Backed by 30 years of original research and data from millions of leaders around the world, The Leadership Challenge® model - put together by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner - offers a set of leadership practices based on the real-world experiences of thousands of people in leadership roles. What it reveals is that leadership is not the private reserve of a few charismatic men and women. It is a process ordinary people use when they are bringing forth the best from themselves and others. What it has also shown dramatically over the years is that people make extraordinary things happen by liberating the leader within everyone. The promise that The Leadership Challenge® holds forth and the lessons it teaches is that: Leaders do exhibit certain distinct practices when they are doing their best. This process varies little from industry to industry, profession to profession, community to community, country to country. Good leadership is an understandable and a universal process. Though each leader is a unique individual, there are patterns to the practice of leadership that are shared. And that can be learned. The key learning from The Leadership Challenge® is that when getting extraordinary things done in organizations, leaders engage in these Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: • Model the Way. • Inspire a Shared Vision. • Challenge the Process. • Enable Others to Act. • Encourage the Heart. Through an immersive workshop experience that involves a mixture of introspection, discussion, debate, sharing of experiences, stories from around the world and experiential activities, FocusU (with Facilitators certified by Jim Kouzes himself) brings to life this powerful paradigm - to make a difference to all participants who embark on this enthralling journey. The outcomes that the workshop seeks to achieve with the participants are: • Identify their leadership strengths and weaknesses. • Clarify and communicate their fundamental values and beliefs. • Set the example for others by aligning their actions with shared values. • Express their images of the future. • Inspire others to share a common vision. • Search for opportunities to change and improve. • Experiment with innovative ideas and learn from accompanying mistakes. • Build collaboration, teamwork, and trust. • Strengthen the ability of others to excel. • Recognize the accomplishments of others. • Apply the lessons learned in the workshop to a current organizational challenge. If you are looking at putting your team through a leadership workshop, that is very practical and meaningful to each one of them - with a methodology that is highly experiential, FocusU invites you to take The Leadership Challenge® ! Contact Us today - we will be glad to meet up and discuss the possibilities for your team! "The Leadership Challenge" and "The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership" are registered trademarks of John Wiley & Sons.
"I would like to thank FocusU team for putting up an excellent Sr. Management intervention (AGM – AVP level) -“Regional Executive Program” using their Leadership Challenge construct. The program was aimed to develop Yamaha leaders embodying Yamaha brand. The intervention included conducting a diagnostic and designing the workshop to suit the need of the target audience, which the Focus Team did impeccably. The part that stands out for me is their ability to design the content and inclusion of relevant activities in each section which ensured the experiential way of driving the learning. The team was full of energy throughout and had amazing coordination, making every single session a power packed one!!
Their USP is the unique FocusU way of conducting the workshop with elements of fun with learning.
Here are some responses we received from our senior personnel:-
- 1. “Experiential Learning with latest concepts, these activities were novel and something that we have not come across earlier. Overall a near perfect learning experience.
- 2. “All the sharing of this session are very important. I am touched in many ways”
- 3. “Each and Every one of us were fully engaged throughout”
- 4. “The way the training program was structured was very nice- Essentially learning with fun and games, broke the ice with fellow colleagues from other departments”
- 5. “Very happy with the way it has been conducted and facilitated”
FocusU team, we wish you all the luck and hope we have some more power packed sessions with you for our employees."