Leadership Challenge Workshop

It was 1982 when Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner “…set out to understand those times when leaders performed at their personal best…” What came out of that were five fundamental leadership practices that were common to great achievements in leadership, which came under the framework of “The Leadership Challenge.”. These five fundamental leadership practices, each with their two commitment statements, are presented very briefly below:

1lc_model copyModel The Way

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

lc_jb_inspiringInspire A Shared Vision

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

lc_jb_challenging2Challenge 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

lc_jb_enablingEnable Others To Act

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

encouraging-the-heart-imageEncourage The Heart

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

If you desire a framework for establishing your organization’s leadership development culture and for keeping your leadership pipeline flowing strongly, then “The Leadership Challenge” can definitely be considered. We recommend “The Leadership Challenge” particularly for organizations that are relatively new in establishing formal structures for leadership development.


  • One of the most widely-used leadership assessment and development frameworks
  • Large array of resources to help incumbent leaders become even better
  • Common language for leadership development throughout the organization
  • Especially useful for organizations with “Young and Tender” emerging leaders
  • Experience immediate results from “Effects of improved leadership practices”

LPIConcept: Establishment of a leadership development framework using “The Leadership Challenge” framework as follows:

  • Conduct of a 2-day in-house workshop for incumbent leaders
  • Pre-workshop assignments to be handed in one week before the workshop proper
  • Administering of Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) 4 weeks before the workshop proper
  • Optional administering of second LPI six months after the workshop
  • Optional leadership coaching based on LPI during the six months between workshop and administering of second LPI. The time frame is as illustrated below:


TLC Workshop pix

Broad Outline of 2-Day In-House Workshop

Day One

Day One

Day Two

Day Two

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