The Leadership Challenge

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The Leadership Challenge
Stacey Caudle
Liberty University

“Everyone has a role in accomplishing the mission and everyone directly impacts the effectiveness of his or her organization” (Horton, p 247). According to Conger and Benjamin (1999), creditability and authenticity lie at the heart of leadership, therefore, determining and defining one’s own guiding beliefs and assumptions lie at the heart of becoming a great leader. Providing direction and exercising influence are the two functions at the core of most definitions of leadership. Leaders work with others to create a shared sense of purpose and direction and to achieve shared goals. They help to establish the conditions that
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Encourage the Heart is the fifth practice and consists of genuine acts of caring to uplift the spirits of the people on the team. Effective leaders recognize contributions of others and celebrate values and victories by creating a spirit of community.
These practices make up the leadership model developed by Kouzes and Posner; however,
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