The Leadership Challenge, and the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership model, were developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner more than three decades ago. Today, their leadership model is known throughout the world as the most practical approach to leadership development. Jackalyn Rainosek, a Certified Master in Leadership Challenge, offers courses through her company DTP-Leadership Group.
Kouzes and Posner began their quest in approaching leadership as a measurable and learnable set of behaviors in 1982. By studying survey questionnaires and case studies, and conducting hundreds of interviews, the two sought to identify when leaders achieved peak personal performance. Their research revealed a pattern of five practices that the most successful leaders all had in common. They went on to coin the term The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, using the model as a tool in leadership development.
The model instills the notion that leadership can be refined at any level, that we all have the potential to lead, and that anyone who accepts the Leadership Challenge can lead. Today, this method is recognized worldwide as a proven technique in gaining measurable results. Millions of leaders have benefitted from The Leadership Challenge by learning to make a positive impact on those surrounding them, inspiring a common vision amongst their team and increasing motivation by strengthening the ability to excel in others.
Jackalyn Rainosek has taught and coached leaders of all levels as a certified Master in the Leadership Challenge. Rainosek’s company, DTP-Leadership, offers more than six decades of combined experience in teaching the Leadership Challenge.