Leadership fundamentals form an important foundation for current and potential leaders. We all have preconceived notions about what makes for an effective leader; awareness of key leadership practices is an important first step toward understanding this role. Gain a foundation in the practices of leadership by using Kouzes and Posner’s Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. This research-driven framework consists of five key practices: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. With the skills you gain in this course you will be able to identify areas where you can develop or enhance your own leadership capacities relating to each of these important practices.