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The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership - United Kingdom by Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes

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1. Model the Way

To effectively model the behaviour they expect from others, leaders must first be clear about their own guiding principles. They must clarify values. Leaders find their own voices, and then they clearly and distinctively give voice to their values. They set the standard for living those values with integrity. Exemplary leaders know that it’s their behaviour that earns real respect. They practice what they preach. Their words and deeds are consistently aligned. The truth is that you either lead by example, or you don’t lead at all. Eloquent speeches about common values may inspire for the moment, but are not enough to build and ...

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