Key Insights Gained From The Leadership Challenge Reading

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1. Describe two key insights gained from The Leadership Challenge reading. The first key insight from The Leadership Challenge reading is that a leader can never get anything extraordinary accomplished by their self. “Leadership is a relationship between those who aspire to lead and those who choose to follow. It is the quality of this relationship that matters most when engaged in getting extraordinary things done,” (Kouzes & Posner, 2012, pg.30). We have all been part of a team in which too many Indians suddenly decided they want to be chief. A good balance of chiefs and Indians ensure that the work of the group is accomplished. Secondly, as leaders we are forced to confront the critical incidents as they arise within our organization. Confronting or extinguishing an issue can be a great challenge for many leaders. However, “they offer significant moments of learning for leaders and constituents – critical incidents present opportunities for leaders to teach important lesson about appropriate norms or behavior, (Kouzes & Posner, 2012, pg.88-89)” For me, I am not opposed to addressing confrontational issues with employees or coworkers. Nevertheless, I find myself (and often observe others) needing more direction in steering the conversation into creating plans for corrective actions in the future as compared to a reprimand. 2. How do your LPI results inform your impression of the five practices and 10 commitments? My LPI provided great similarity across all platforms of

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