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An Introduction to the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

  • Redwood Credit Union 3033 Cleveland Avenue Santa Rosa, CA, 95403 United States (map)

Introduction to the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership - based on the best-selling book “The Leadership Challenge” - is about ordinary people learning to do extraordinary things! The program aims to demystify leadership development and approach it as a set of 30 measurable, learnable, and teachable behaviors. 

An integral part of the workshop is the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). This self-scoring instrument helps individuals measure their leadership competencies and identify action steps to improve the effectiveness of their performance as leaders.

During this upbeat, highly interactive program participants will be guided through the process of applying Kouzes’ and Posner's acclaimed Five Practices Model to real-life organizational challenges.

Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership Model

1.    Model the Way

2.    Inspire a Shared Vision

3.    Challenge the Process

4.    Enable Others to Act

5.    Encourage the Heart

If you’re looking for a roadmap to great leadership, then this workshop is for you!

Event Speaker:

Mary O'Neill, MA, MFT

Mary O'Neill is a  speaker, trainer, and consultant offering coaching and training in the areas of leadership development, conflict resolution, and team building for business professionals. With two decades of experience as a licensed psychotherapist, Mary is skilled at helping team members easily understand the often challenging communication and interpersonal issues that arise among work groups everywhere.

As a seasoned professional speaker, Mary is known for her unique ability to open the minds and touch the hearts of her audiences. Her programs have helped thousands of participants pave the way for more successful, productive, and high functioning relationships, resulting in  increased production and improved profitability. Individuals and teams discover how easy - and even fun - it can be to peaceably and systematically resolve conflict, diffuse stress, and develop creative solutions to problems that often have seem insurmountable.

Mary's professional journey began with a career in public relations on Madison Avenue, in New York City, working with renowned Fortune 500 companies, such as DuPont, Tonka Toys, and Givenchy Fragrances. Early on in her travels and travails, Mary noticed that some people possessed a greater capacity than others for building good relationships and functioning more effectively in the workplace. Her curiosity about the vital link between psychological hardiness and professional success, led her to obtain a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, from John F Kennedy University, and to later become a psychotherapist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mary now combines her experience in the business world with her understanding of how people and teams function - and uses this knowledge to help individuals and organizations thrive.  She provides tangible, practical tools and life changing advice, aimed at bridging the gap between your humanity and your profession. Mary challenges team members and workshop participants to "awaken the leader within" by embracing change, taking risks, and developing and sustaining the skills critical to our personal and professional success.