Leadership is everyone’s business
While some believe that “being a leader” is reserved only for those charismatic personalities in the corner office, at Integris we believe otherwise. Leadership is actually an observable set of skills and abilities that are accessible to any person, at any level, in any organization. With this in mind, the term “leader” can be used to describe anyone with the ability to influence the work of others, regardless of role or title.
For over 25 years, Kouzes and Posner have collected thousands of leadership stories from people at all levels of organizational life – from CEOs to front line supervisors. Despite differences in title, age, gender, race, and other variables, these stories revealed that the process of leading follows a very consistent set of behaviors. Kouzes and Posner – broadly recognized as two of the world’s most influential leadership experts – categorized these behaviors into five easy-to-grasp practices.
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® is a clear, evidence-based path to achieving the extraordinary used by over 3,000,000 people and organizations around the globe. It turns the abstract concept of leadership into understandable Practices that can be learned by anyone – from Supervisors to Managers to Directors – willing to step up and accept the challenge to lead. Ongoing studies consistently confirm that The Five Practices are positively correlated with both the effectiveness of leaders, and the level of commitment, engagement, and satisfaction of those that follow.