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A Coach's Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders: Making the Most of The Leadership Challenge and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), 2nd Edition



A Coach's Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders: Making the Most of The Leadership Challenge and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), 2nd Edition

James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner, Elaine Biech (With)

ISBN: 978-1-119-39753-3 August 2017 Pfeiffer 256 Pages


An evidence-based approach to real-world leadership development

A Coach's Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders presents leadership not as an inherent talent, but as a set of skills to be learned. Backed by over 30 years of original research and data from over four million individuals, this book offers a framework for leadership development in the modern business environment, and a set of best practices for training the leaders of tomorrow. The basic curriculum centers around The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. As fundamental elements of great leadership at any level, in any industry, these tenets establish a learnable, measureable, teachable set of behaviors that form the basis of evidence-based leadership development. This book shows you how to use the Five Practices and related tools to coach promising talent into leadership roles. Success stories show how these practices have been implemented in real-world situations, and worksheets and checklists help you easily integrate the Five Practices into your existing coaching regimen.

Highly practical and straightforward, this action-focused guide helps you shape the future of leadership. Teach people skills that have been proven effective again and again, as you show them how to:

  • Be the example that sets the tone at the top
  • Inspire high performance, creativity, and innovation
  • Challenge people to push their comfort zone, and enable them to succeed
  • Provide support, encouragement, and guidance around obstacles

As Baby Boomers retire in record numbers, the need for real, effective leadership is growing greater than ever; at the same time, there has never been a more disparate set of opinions about what "leadership" actually means. A Coach's Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders provides an evidence-based model to help you develop leaders with real, quantifiable, tangible skills.

Part I: Coaching to Improve The Five Practices 1

Chapter 1 Accept The Leadership Challenge 3

Chapter 2 Coaching to Model the Way 15

Chapter 3 Coaching to Inspire a Shared Vision 37

Chapter 4 Coaching to Challenge the Process 57

Chapter 5 Coaching to Enable Others to Act 79

Chapter 6 Coaching to Encourage the Heart 105

Part II: Improve Your Coaching Competence 129

Chapter 7 Coaching for Success 131

Chapter 8 Coaching Competencies 149

Chapter 9 The Coaching Process 187

Chapter 10 Coaching When Things Go Awry 207

Chapter 11 Coach Yourself to Mastery 215

Reading List for Coaches 225

Index 229

About the Authors 243