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Ten Commitments Of Leadership

Thomas F. Fischer, M.Div., M.S.A.

Number 40

Leadership: Determine the direction. Set the pace. 
Applaud the spirit.



The Process

1. Search out challenging opportunities to change, grow, innovate, and improve.


2. Experiment, take risks, and learn from the (inevitable) accompanying mistakes.

Inspire A
Shared Vision

3. Envision an uplifting and ennobling future.


4. Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to their values, interest, hopes and dreams.

Enable Others
To Act

5. Foster collaboration by promoting cooperative goals and building trust.


6. Strengthen people by giving power away, providing choice, developing competence, assigning critical tasks and offering visible support.

The Way

7. Set the example by behaving in ways that are consistent with shared values.


8. Achieve small wins that promote consistent progress and build commitment.

The Heart

9. Recognize individual contributions to the success of every project.


10. Celebrate team accomplishments regularly.

Source: Kouzes, James M. and Posner, Barry Z. The Leadership Challenge, 1995.

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