THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE®
Leadership is about engaging others, inspiring them to achieve a common goal, and in today’s ever-changing business landscape, it has become apparent that having an “Engaged Workforce” gives competitive advantage over competitors. Studies have cited Leadership as the most important driver for employee engagement as companies transform (Towers Perrin, 2008).
The Leadership Challenge® recognises that leadership is not about personality; it’s about behaviours—an observable set of skills and abilities. In their journey to discover what great leaders actually do when they are at their personal best, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner amassed thousands of stories from ordinary people about their peak leadership experience. In spite of differences in culture, gender, age, and other variables of these "Personal Best" stories, they discovered that there are five core practices common to all leaders at their personal best: they Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and last but certainly not least, they Encourage the Heart. These five practices are now known as Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.
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Five Practices of exemplary leadership® is the key to higher engagement
A global survey on employee engagement by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, reveals a direct correlation between employee engagement and Positive Workplace Attitudes (PWA). Positive Workplace Attitudes is a measure of how much an employee feels valued, trusted, and proud of its organisation. The survey shows how organisations with high PWA scores have high levels of engaged and productive employees. Hence, it is vital for organisations to attain high PWA scores which translates into a highly "Engaged Workforce". Kouzes and Posner’s survey concludes that “despite people’s differences, workplace engagement is a result of how their leaders behave” and that the more frequently leaders demonstrate The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, the more engaged people are at their workplaces.
Why PACE for the leadership challenge®?
PACE has three OD practitioners who are Certified Masters of The Leadership Challenge®—Dr. Peter Cheng, Dr. Lily Cheng and Ms. Jean Lee. The Certified Master status is only granted to those who have demonstrated their commitment and mastery in the contents and process of The Leadership Challenge® (TLC) in addition to having a wide range of organisation development experiences, as evidenced in their high-level delivery and facilitation of TLC workshops, LPI® coaching competence, established client credibility, a global mindset, and a collaborative, curious spirit. Lily and Peter were the first two Certified Masters in Asia, and were instrumental in popularising TLC across the region through their extensive work with global organisations. PACE’s Certified Masters have implemented The Leadership Challenge® Milestone Programme for countries across Asia. With their expertise in conducting workshops in Asia and Europe along with cosmopolitan global exposure, Peter, Lily and Jean have been proven to contextualise TLC practices to any organisational environment.
THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE® WORKSHOP
Senior Managers and Managers who would like to enhance their capacity to lead and influence others to achieve extraordinary things in the organisation.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Strong net income and stock price growth
Greater employee job satisfaction and commitment attitudes
Better performance and retention rates
Larger leadership impact
Personal action plan
360 degree feedback, the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)
Community of Practice session
KEY LEARNING DELIVERABLES
Learn The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® that are necessary for achieving extraordinary outcomes.
Identify their own leadership strengths and areas to improve in contrast with The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®.
Internalise and apply The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®.
Learn how to write their professional vision that subsumes the common good for all within their respective functional areas.
Create an action plan for taking the next steps to becoming an exemplary leader to achieve extraordinary results for the organisation.