Transformational Leadership : The Leadership Challenge Model

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Transformational Leadership: The Leadership Challenge Model Description of the Leadership Challenge Model The theory that will be applied to the practice environment in which the project The Care of Type 2 Diabetics in a Shared Medical Appointment will be implemented is The Leadership Challenge Model developed by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. The Leadership Challenge Model is a model of transformational leadership that also is known as The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. This model has its origins in a research project that was started by Kouzes and Posner to determine what leaders did that made them best at leading people in 1983 (Kouzes and Posner, 2007). It was through the analyzation of their research that Kouzes and Posner arrived at The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. These practices are described as behaviors that may be learned by anyone who is committed to utilize them as opposed to components of a leader’s personality (Truesdell, 2011). Their model aims to assist people to engage in best practices to strengthen leadership skills and abilities (Truesdell, 2011). The model presents leadership as something that is learned and practiced not something a person is born with. Kouzes and Posner (2007) emphasize that leadership has a relational nature. Successful leadership is a function of how well people interact and positive relationships between leaders and their followers are important for getting things done (Truesdell, 2011).
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