Time to reflect. Space to dream. A place to find inspiration. In our hectic lives, these are often skipped, bumped by the next deadline or our out-of-control to-do list. Reminding us of the importance of personal introspection to leadership development, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have created a journal for contemplation? a visible reminder of the need for time, space, and place along your leadership adventures.
The authors engage you in an internal dialogue guided by their Five Practices of Exemplary Leadershipâ model (Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, Encourage the Heart). They urge you to take notes, make comments, draw pictures, ask questions, contemplate answers, or just mediate.