Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) 5 practices and commitments associated with LPI: – Challenging the process

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Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) Slide 2 The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) 5 practices and commitments associated with LPI: Challenging the process Inspiring a shared vision Enabling others to act Modeling the way Encouraging the heart Slide 3 Practice 1: Challenging the Process Search for opportunities to change the status quo and improve an organization. Experiment and take risks. Continually learn from mistakes and failures. Slide 4 Practice 2: Inspiring a Shared Vision Believe you can make a difference. Envision the future. Be enthusiastic and passionate about your vision. Create an ideal and unique image of what the organization can become. Enlist others in your dreams. Slide 5 Practice 3: Enabling Others to Act Foster collaboration and build spirited teams. Actively involve others. Share power and provide choice. Promote shared goals. Cultivate accountability and ownership for achievements. Strive to create an atmosphere of trust, respect, and human dignity. Slide 6 Practice 4: Modeling the Way Establish principles concerning the way people should be treated and the way goals should be pursued. Create standards of excellence and set an example for others to follow. Set interim goals so that people can achieve small wins as they work toward larger objectives. Try to eliminate or reduce bureaucracy when it interferes with getting work done. Slide 7 Practice 5: Encouraging the Heart Recognize contributions that individuals make (thank-you notes, smiles, awards, public praise). Visibly celebrate team accomplishments. Make people feel like heroes. Slide 8 The LPI The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), Self Instrument (3rd Edition) 30-item self-test developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner Approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors Slide 9 The LPI 1.Score yourself using the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) Self Instrument. 2.Use scale of 1-10 explained on Inventory. 3.Transfer your scores to the Response Sheet. The scores in each column represent your responses to six statements about each of the five leadership practices. 4.The score for each practice can range from a high of 60 to a low of 6. 5.Your scores are private and will remain so unless you wish to share them. Slide 10 Scoring Column 1: Modeling the Way Column 2: Inspiring a Vision Column 3: Challenging the Process Column 4: Enabling Others to Act Column 5: Encourage the Heart Slide 11 GROUP ACTIVITY Choose a leadership practice. Brainstorm strategies for developing the practice. Present to the large group. Slide 12 Challenging the Process Take risks and honor others who do. Question the way things are done and suggest new systems and procedures. Treat each assignment as a chance to make things change for the better in an organization. Find something broken and fix it. Slide 13 Inspiring a Shared Vision Know others- enlist their support by appealing to their values, interests, hopes and dreams. Orient your thinking to the future. Hold an image of the end result. Create a succinct statement or presentation about what you are trying to accomplish. Slide 14 Enabling Others to Act Always say we. Delegate to others and help them succeed. Involve people in planning and problem solving. Build up others. Create a climate of trust. Share information and power. Focus on gains rather than losses. Slide 15 Modeling the Way Lead others where you are also willing to go. Know your own basic set of values and talk to people about them. Do what you say you are going to do. Walk the halls. Encourage ethical behavior. Establish norms about hard work and caring. Decrease job stress and tension. Slide 16 Encouraging the Heart Say thank you. Celebrate team accomplishments. Install a systematic process to reward performance. Be creative about rewards. Make recognition public. Look for people doing something right. Slide 17 Leading From Within It takes courage to examine ones inner life. LPI is one way to expand self-examination and growth. The journey is downward and inward. Slide 18 "To manage yourself, use your head; to manage others, use your heart."-African Proverb