The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership and how they apply to real-life situations

Paper details Analyze the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership and how they apply to real-life situations. * Assess leadership skills and abilities that apply to interpersonal and intra-organizational situations and effectively influence workplace dynamics * Evaluate leadership decision-making strategies for their effectiveness on the achievement of organizational goals * Analyze various leadership theories and approaches for their ability to enhance organizational effectiveness to improve sustainability * Explain the influence of international and cultural differences on leadership strategies and organizational dynamics in fostering shared visions and purposes The Practices to be analyzed are: – Model the Way Leaders establish principles concerning the way people (constituents, peers, colleagues, and customers alike) should be treated and the way goals should be pursued. They create standards of excellence and then set an example for others to follow. Because the prospect of complex change can overwhelm people and stifle action, they set interim goals so that people can achieve small wins as they work toward larger objectives. They unravel bureaucracy when it impedes action; they put up signposts when people are unsure of where to go or how to get there; and they create opportunities for victory. – Inspire a Shared Vision Leaders passionately believe that they can make a difference. They envision the future, creating an ideal and unique image of what the organization can become. Through their magnetism and quiet persuasion, leaders enlist others in their dreams. They breathe life into their visions and get people to see exciting possibilities for the future. – Challenge the Process Leaders search for opportunities to change the status quo. They look for innovative ways to improve the organization. In doing so, they experiment and take risks. And because leaders know that risk taking involves mistakes and failures, they accept the inevitable disappointments as learning opportunities. – Enable Others to Act Leaders foster collaboration and build spirited teams. They actively involve others. Leaders understand that mutual respect is what sustains extraordinary efforts; they strive to create an atmosphere of trust and human dignity. They strengthen others, making each person feel capable and powerful. – Encourage the Heart Accomplishing extraordinary things in organizations is hard work. To keep hope and determination alive, leaders recognize contributions that individuals make. In every winning team, the members need to share in the rewards of their efforts, so leaders celebrate accomplishments. They make people feel like heroes. * Describe the concept behind each of the five practices with supporting evidence. * Apply each of the five practices to an organization: Hewlett-Packard * Identify Hewlett-Packard as an organization one could be a leader of in the future. * Identify how to feel comfortable leading teams of 50 people in the future. * Reflect upon the five practices and write about how the concepts might be used in the organization selected with the quantity of employees elected. * Use two leadership theories or approaches (Contingency Theory and Situational Leadership) and describe how to apply those theories (with supporting evidence) to the three leadership areas selected: Relationships, Clarity, and Workplace Climate. Preferred language style US English