Jackalyn Rainosek of DTP Leadership in Houston, Texas has made a life study of the dynamic Leadership Challenge program of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, as set forth in their original book The Leadership Challenge of 1987. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership identified in the program include the first, Model the Way, which sets forth the need for true leaders to model the behavior they want to see in others, visually and aurally. The second practice is called Inspire a Shared Vision, which sets out the necessity of setting forth goals which create a vision everyone in an organization can invest in and work toward together. Challenge the Process encourages dynamic leaders to move outside ordinary boundaries and think innovatively for change. The fourth practice, Enable Others to Act, exhorts leaders to work for a safe environment where groups can work together, test ideas and experiment with solutions and engage each other with trust. The fifth precept, Encourage the Heart, asks leaders to find true sincerity in their interactions with those who follow them, rewarding and praising their successes.
Psychologist and Counselor Jackalyn Rainosek of DTP Leadership Group in Houston, Texas in the United States, along with her business partner Liz Cloud, subscribe to the belief that effective leadership is learned. Following the Leadership Challenge program of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, Rainosek and Cloud examine the different tendencies of both introvert and extrovert personalities to determine how these can be developed into the skills of leaders. Introverts prefer one on one engagement when sharing ideas, while extroverts prefer dealing with larger groups. Those with deep streaks of honesty exhibit the most respected of personality traits for leaders, while inspired ideas, extraordinary competency and a tendency to project their thinking into the future are skills which typify excellent leaders.