5 Skills That Exemplary Leaders Possess

Emma Brudner
Emma Brudner



What is great leadership made of? It's a question that many have wondered about and few have found the answer to.

Well, that is, until now. Leadership experts and authors of the book The Leadership Challenge Barry Posner and Jim Kouzes have identified five core skills that make for exemplary leaders. Great leaders possess the ability to:

  1. Model a path
  2. Inspire a shared vision
  3. Challenge the process
  4. Enable others to act
  5. Encourage the heart

For a deeper dive into each of these competencies and recommendations on how to develop them, check out the SlideShare from Wiley below. Blaze a trail with a strong vision, a questioning eye, an empowering spirit, and a compassionate heart, and people will surely follow.


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