Inspire a Shared Vision Where there is no vision, the people perish - Proverbs 29:18 (Biblesoft, 1995, KJV). If one extrapolates the aforementioned phrase, one might add, without someone to inspire, what good is a vision. A vision is held captive by the leader’s ability to inspire followers to catch the vision. An innovative strategy is worthless without the ability to execute it, which requires a compelling vision and passion (Vision Holdings Limited, 2007). Corporate vision is a short, succinct, and inspiring statement of what the organization intends to become and to achieve at some point in the future (Kotelnikov, 2008). Kouzes and Posner says that leaders have to make sure what they see


The Kouzes Posner Model Only the naïve, ignorant, or arrogant can claim to understand and have all the answers for the complexities of leadership. Kouzes and Posner is neither of the aforementioned characteristics yet they have addressed the nuances of leadership in fine manner. With each chapter one can find much assistance for the art of leading. Tom Peters’ comments on the book by saying, leadership books are a dime a dozen, and most do not last a week. The Leadership Challenge has lasted because it is research-based, practical and has heart (Posner, 2007). The Leadership Challenge introduces several key concepts that one must adhere if leadership is to be effective. One will find in the


The authors note that gutsy leaders encourage employees in order to keep them loyal and to attract and retain new talent. Another important component needed to remain encouraged is purpose. The Freibergs have found through their study of Jill Corsi and USAA that if one is not driven by purpose, personally and professionally, one is more likely to get bored (p.124). Tim Ciasulli at Planet Honda encourages his employees by asking them how the dealership can help them accomplish their dreams and goals in life (p.99). No amount of encouragement can effectively compensate an employee with no purpose. Loyal, happy, and talented employees perform at higher levels, are more productive, and have a gr


Deconstructing Leadership: Guts! The primary thesis of the book Guts surrounds the idea of a leader with guts creating an organization where everyone is responsible and everyone is accountable. Woven throughout the success stories of companies ranging from SAS to Whole Foods, Southwest Airlines to Synovus is the premise that if an employee is given the opportunity to be productive he or she will take ownership of the organization. The relevance of Guts to the study of strategic leadership is dependent on how true the anecdotal research of the companies described in the book holds across a broader spectrum of business. Despite the fact that a closer and more scientific research method should


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