Why Leadership is a Really Big Deal

Model the Way

Leaders clarify values by finding their voice and affirming shared values. They set the example by aligning their actions with those shared values.

Self-discovery and self-awareness are essential to developing our capacity to lead.  And a core component in that process includes personal reflection and analysis of our own behaviors as leaders. Equally as valuable is insight and feedback from those around us who know us well, who have experience of us in our role as a leader, and who are committed in their support of our personal development to provide honest input into the behaviors we exhibit to others. Combined, these essential perspectives provide invaluable insight into how we view ourselves as a leader, how others view us, and what actions we can take to improve our effectiveness.

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® Studies have found that when leaders are at their personal best, they demonstrate the behaviors below:

Cohort size

6 to 20 leaders per program

Inspire a Shared Vision

Leaders envision the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities. They enlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations.

Challenge the Process

Leaders search for opportunities by seizing the initiative and looking outward for innovative ways to improve. They experiment and take risks, constantly generating small wins and learning from experience.


Live facilitator-led experience

​In person or virtual


Quarterly Deep Dive group sessions  

​Individual monthly coaching sessions  

2x 360 Assessments with debriefs

As a 360-degree assessment, the Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI) captures a more complete portrait of leaders, packaging it into an easy-to-navigate Individual Feedback Report. This report accurately measures leadership behaviors compared to more than 5 million leaders worldwide. It allows individuals to identify both strengths and areas for improvement—and then put in place concrete actions to improve.

  • Leaders benefit from personalized assessments that facilitate greater self-awareness of their leadership capabilities 
  • Leaders gain a deeper understanding of the Leadership Behaviors along with actionable approaches to demonstrating them consistently through facilitator led group learning experiences
  • Leaders benefit from 1:1 coaching that holds them accountable for building their leadership skills and putting the Leadership Behaviors into practice day to day

Encourage the Heart

Leaders recognize contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence, and they celebrate values and victories by creating a spirit of community.

Evidence clearly suggests that leadership is everyone’s business and that what people do matters.

Engaging leaders in the Leadership Challenge experience has consistently proven to generate positive outcomes for organizations that want to:

  • Build a common language and vision around goals and values
  • Create a climate of trust that fosters innovation and creativity
  • Recruit, retain, and nurture the development of key talent who are passionate, dedicated, and loyal
  • Improve operational efficiencies, overall performance, and bottom-line results through enhanced collaboration and teamwork​

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12-month program

Enable Others to Act

Leaders foster collaboration by building trust and facilitating relationships. They strengthen others by increasing self-determination and developing competence.

How the Leadership Challenge experience can benefit your organization