The Leadership Challenge Workshop®

Leadership Is Learned

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    Designed for management teams, but anyone can benefit from this program


The purpose of The Leadership Challenge® Workshop is to improve the abilities of participants to lead others to get extraordinary things done in their organizations.

In our research, analyzing survey and case data collected over 25 years from leaders in a variety of private and public sector organizations, we have found that there are Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®. We’ve also found that these practices can be learned. Here’s what we’ve discovered:

Leaders Model the Way. Leaders have strong beliefs about matters of principle. To be able to clearly articulate their beliefs, leaders find their voice by clarifying personal values. But clarity is not enough. To be credible, leaders do what they say they will do. They set the example by aligning actions with shared values.

Leaders Inspire a Shared Vision. They look across the horizon of time and envision an ennobling and uplifting future. Leaders are positive, they bring the future to life, and they enlist others in a common cause.

Leaders Challenge the Process. They are pioneers, willing to step out and change the way things are. They experiment and take risks and learn from the accompanying mistakes.

Leaders Enable Others to Act. They know they cannot do it alone, so they foster collaboration and strengthen others. By actively involving people in planning and decision-making, and through daily acts of trust and respect, leaders increase the competence and confidence of their constituents

Leaders Encourage the Heart. The climb to the top is arduous and steep, and because leaders ask constituents to carry out difficult tasks, they recognize and reward individuals along the way, and they celebrate the achievement of milestones. Genuine acts of caring draw people forward.


Using a variety of learning methods — including case presentations, individual exercises, lecture, group discussion, and other experiential activities — participants will learn practical ways to guide others to get extraordinary things done in their organizations.


This is such a great investment for us as an organization. In addition to members of my management team, non-managers as well have felt re-energized by the program. The Leadership Challenge has provided the principles to help forge our leaders of the future.

Lee Paulino

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1. Describe Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® which individuals use to get extraordinary things done in organizations.

2. Describe the essential qualities that people look for and admire in leaders and their implications for your own practices.

3. Articulate the leadership aspirations or values which you believe should guide the actions of the group you lead.

4. Apply at least one useful leadership technique for each of The Five Practices.

5. Make commitments on what we will each do as leaders to contribute to getting extraordinary things done in our organizations.

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• My Personal Best Leadership Experience
• Characteristics of an Admired Leaders (CAL)
• The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)


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