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The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations

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After the stunning success of the first edition of The Leadership Challenge—500,000 copies in print, translations into eight languages—best-selling authors James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner have completely revised and updated this essential tool for leaders in business, government, education, communities, and all across society.Based on the popular training program offered by the Tom Peters Group, this new edition of The Leadership Challenge captures the continuing interest in leadership as a critical aspect of human organizations. Kouzes and Posner, the premier leadership experts working today, explore their rich experience with leaders in public and private organizations around the world over the last thirteen years to demonstrate that now more than ever, leadership is everyone's business. With engaging stories and their own keen insights, they have revised their award-winning exploration into the fundamental aspects of leadership to keep pace with our ever-changing world. In the midst of a sea change in the way organizations work, leaders will turn again to Kouzes and Posner to point the way to getting extraordinary things accomplished. "At a time when words like 'inspiration' or 'spirit' are sometimes used with embarrassment, the authors restore those lofty concepts to their rightful place at the core of successful business.—Norman Lear, chairman and CEO, Act III Communications "I not only enjoyed it... found myself constantly nodding and saying to myself, 'That's right! That's how it's done! That's what it feels like!' You certainly captured the essence of what I've found is at the heart of transforming leadership.—Robert Haas, chairman and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co. The leadership book that outshines them all, completely revised and updated for today's new business realities. Based on the popular training program offered by the Tom Peters Group, The Leadership Challenge captures the continuing interest in leadership as a critical aspect of hu

Synopsis:

The leadership book that outshines them all, completely revised and updated for today's new business realities. Grounded in extensive research, The Leadership Challenge captures the continuing interest in leadership as a critical aspect of human organizations. Kouzes and Posner, the premier leadership experts working today, explore their rich experience with leaders in public and private organizations around the world. With engaging stories and their own keen insights, they delve into the fundamental aspects of leadership to help readers keep pace with our ever-changing world.

Synopsis:

Completely revised and updated

I not only enjoyed it...I found myself constantly nodding and saying to myself, 'That's right! That's how it's done! That's what it feels like!' You certainly captured the essence of what I've found is at the heart of transforming leadership.

-- Robert D. Haas, chairman and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.

The leadership book that outshines them all, updated for today's new business realities. With an expanded research base of 60,000 leaders, this second edition captures the continuing interest in leadership as a critical aspect of human organizations. It offers a broader scope of leaders in every industry and walk of life, including the education and nonprofit fields, and examines the era's hottest issues — the new cynicism, the electronic global village, evolving employee-employer relationships — in keeping pace with our ever-changing world. The classic five-point guide to better leadership, however, remains as useful as ever.

About the Author

JAMES M. KOUZES is chairman of the Tom Peters Group/Learning Systems, which makes leadership work through practical, performance-oriented learning programs, including the Leadership Challenge Workshop and Leadership Is Everyone's Business. In 1993 the Wall Street Journal cited him as one of the twelve most requested "nonuniversity executive-education providers" to U.S. companies. BARRY Z. POSNER, Ph.D, is dean of the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and professor of organizational behavior. He has received several outstanding teaching and leadership awards, has published more than eighty research and practitioner-oriented articles, and currently is on the editorial review boards for the Journal of Management Education, the Journal of Management Inquiry, and the Journal of Business Ethics. He also serves on the board of directors for Public Allies-Silicon Valley and for the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface: Everyone's Business: The New Realities of Leadership.

WHEN LEADERS ARE AT THEIR BEST.

The Practices and Commitments of Exemplary Leadership.

What Constituents Expect of Leaders: Knowing the Other Half of the Story.

CHALLENGING THE PROCESS.

Search for Opportunities: Confronting and Challenging the Status Quo.

Experiment and Take Risks: Learning from Mistakes and Successes.

INSPIRING A SHARED VISION.

Envision the Future: Imaging Ideal Scenarios.

Enlist Others: Attracting People to Common Purposes.

ENABLING OTHERS TO ACT.

Foster Collaboration: Promoting Cooperative Goals and Mutual Trust.

Strengthen Others: Sharing Power and Information.

MODELING THE WAY.

Set the Example: Doing What You Say You Will Do.

Achieve Small Wins: Building Commitment to Action.

ENCOURAGING THE HEART.

Recognize Contributions: Linking Rewards with Performance.

Celebrate Accomplishments: Valuing the Victories.

BEGINNING THE JOURNEY.

Become a Positive Force: The Leader Who Makes a Difference.

Appendix: Theory and Evidence Behind the Practice: The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787901103
Subtitle:
How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations
With:
Kouzes, James M.
Author:
Kouzes, James M.
Author:
Posner, Barry Z.
Foreword:
Peters, Tom
Author:
Peters, Tom
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Executive ability
Subject:
Management / Leadership
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
REVS
Series:
The Leadership Practices Inventory
Series Volume:
4
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.33x6.36x1.33 in. 1.56 lbs.

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Product details 432 pages Jossey-Bass - English 9780787901103 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The leadership book that outshines them all, completely revised and updated for today's new business realities. Grounded in extensive research, The Leadership Challenge captures the continuing interest in leadership as a critical aspect of human organizations. Kouzes and Posner, the premier leadership experts working today, explore their rich experience with leaders in public and private organizations around the world. With engaging stories and their own keen insights, they delve into the fundamental aspects of leadership to help readers keep pace with our ever-changing world.
"Synopsis" by , Completely revised and updated

I not only enjoyed it...I found myself constantly nodding and saying to myself, 'That's right! That's how it's done! That's what it feels like!' You certainly captured the essence of what I've found is at the heart of transforming leadership.

-- Robert D. Haas, chairman and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.

The leadership book that outshines them all, updated for today's new business realities. With an expanded research base of 60,000 leaders, this second edition captures the continuing interest in leadership as a critical aspect of human organizations. It offers a broader scope of leaders in every industry and walk of life, including the education and nonprofit fields, and examines the era's hottest issues — the new cynicism, the electronic global village, evolving employee-employer relationships — in keeping pace with our ever-changing world. The classic five-point guide to better leadership, however, remains as useful as ever.

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