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The Leadership Challenge

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The Leadership Challenge has become one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. Now, with the publication of the fourth edition of their landmark book, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner celebrate twenty-five years of leadership excellence.

The Leadership Challenge—the most trusted source on becoming a better leader—has been thoroughly updated and revised for a new generation of leaders living and working in a global environment. Building on the knowledge base of the previous books, the fourth edition is grounded in research and presents extensive interviews with a diverse group of leaders at all levels in a wide variety of organizations from around the world. The authors emphasize that the fundamentals of leadership are not a fad. While the context of leadership has changed dramatically, the content of leadership has endured the test of time.

With scores of new case studies and a timeless and inspiring message, The Leadership Challenge is a "personal coach in a book," guiding readers through the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®. When leaders understand that leadership is a relationship and they begin to engage in the Five Practices— Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart—they are better able to embark on a lifetime of success and significance.

Synopsis:

Join More Than 1.5 Million People Who Have Taken The Leadership Challenge

"This is perhaps the most comprehensive field guide ever written for leaders. The principles are powerful and have been a key part of my personal journey as a leader for years."

—Patrick Lencioni, president, The Table Group, and best-selling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

"Once again Kouzes and Posner provide the leadership resource exactly right for the challenges of our turbulent times."

—Frances Hesselbein, chairman, Leader to Leader Institute; former CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA

"Instead of another version of 'celebrity leadership,' The Leadership Challenge helps us gain practical wisdom from real leaders at all levels in many types of organizations. Every leader can relate to the knowledge in this book!"

—Marshall Goldsmith, best-selling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There and one of Forbes' five top executive coaches

"Kouzes and Posner know that companies and organizations don't accomplish great things, people do! They use sound research, true principles, and interesting real-life stories to make their case, and they teach the specific skills that each of us needs to be good leaders and better people."

—David A. Petersen, president and CEO, O.C. Tanner Company

Synopsis:

The most trusted resource on becoming a leader is now updated and revised for a new generation.

This leadership classic continues to be a bestseller after three editions and twenty years in print. It is the gold standard for research-based leadership, and the premier resource on becoming a leader. This new edition, with streamlined text, more international and business examples, and a graphic redesign, is more readable and accessible than ever before.

The Leadership Challenge, Fourth Edition, has been extensively updated with the latest research and case studies, and offers inspiring new stories of real people achieving extraordinary results. The authors' central theme remains the same and is more relevant today than ever: "Leadership is Everyone?s Business." Their "five practices" and "ten commitments" have been proven by hundreds of thousands of dedicated, successful leaders. This edition, with almost one-third new material, emphasizes the global community and refocuses on business leaders.

About the Author

James M. Kouzes is Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.

Barry Z. Posner, Ph.D. is Dean of the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and Professor of Leadership.

Kouzes and Posner are the coauthors of A Leader's Legacy, Credibility, Encouraging the Heart, and The Leadership Challenge Workbook, as well as over a dozen other books and workbooks on leadership and leadership development. They also developed the highly acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and LPI Online, 360-degree assessment tools based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.

Table of Contents

Preface: Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations.

1 WHAT LEADERS DO AND WHAT CONSTITUENTS EXPECT.

1 THE FIVE PRACTICES OF EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP 

Leadership Opportunities Are Everywhere.

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.

Leadership Is a Relationship.

The Ten Commitments of Leadership.

2 CREDIBILITY IS THE FOUNDATION OF LEADERSHIP.

What People Look For and Admire in Leaders.

Putting It All Together: Credibility Is the Foundation.

2 MODEL THE WAY.

3 CLARIFY VALUES.

Find Your Voice.

Affirm Shared Values.

Reflection and Action.

4 SET THE EXAMPLE.

Personify the Shared Values.

Teach Others to Model the Values.

Reflection and Action.

3 INSPIRE A SHARED VISION.

5 ENVISION THE FUTURE.

Imagine the Possibilities.

Find a Common Purpose.

Reflection and Action.

6 ENLIST OTHERS.

Appeal to Common Ideals.

Animate the Vision.

Reflection and Action.

4 CHALLENGE THE PROCESS.

7 SEARCH FOR OPPORTUNITIES.

Seize the Initiative.

Exercise Outsight.

Reflection and Action.

8 EXPERIMENT AND TAKE RISKS.

Generate Small Wins.

Learn from Experience.

Reflection and Action

5 ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT.

9 FOSTER COLLABORATION.

Create a Climate of Trust.

Facilitate Relationships.

Reflection and Action.

10 STRENGTHEN OTHERS.

Enhance Self-Determination.

Develop Competence and Confidence.

Reflection and Action.

6 ENCOURAGE THE HEART.

11 RECOGNIZE CONTRIBUTIONS.

Expect the Best.

Personalize Recognition.

Reflection and Action.

12 CELEBRATE THE VALUES AND VICTORIES.

Create a Spirit of Community.

Be Personally Involved.

Reflection and Action.

7 LEADERSHIP FOR EVERYONE.

13 LEADERSHIP IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS.

You Are the Most Important Leader in Your Organization.

Leadership Is Learned.

Leaders Make a Difference.

First Lead Yourself.

Moral Leadership Calls Us to Higher Purposes.

Humility Is the Antidote to Hubris.

Leadership Is in the Moment.

The Secret to Success in Life.

Notes.

Acknowledgments.

About the Authors.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787984922
Author:
Kouzes, James M
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Author:
Kouzes, James M.
Author:
Posner, Barry Z.
Author:
Posner, Barry
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
Leaders
Subject:
best practices in leadership
Subject:
five practices
Subject:
becoming a leader
Subject:
five practices in leadership
Subject:
practicing leadership
Subject:
leadership, leaders, best practices in leadership, five practices, becoming a leader, five practices in leadership, practicing leadership
Subject:
Management / Leadership
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
leadership, leaders, best practices in leadership, five practices, becoming a leader, five practic
Subject:
es in leadership, practicing leadership
Copyright:
Series:
J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner
Series Volume:
64
Publication Date:
August 2008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.98x6.06x1.13 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Join More Than 1.5 Million People Who Have Taken The Leadership Challenge

"This is perhaps the most comprehensive field guide ever written for leaders. The principles are powerful and have been a key part of my personal journey as a leader for years."

—Patrick Lencioni, president, The Table Group, and best-selling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

"Once again Kouzes and Posner provide the leadership resource exactly right for the challenges of our turbulent times."

—Frances Hesselbein, chairman, Leader to Leader Institute; former CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA

"Instead of another version of 'celebrity leadership,' The Leadership Challenge helps us gain practical wisdom from real leaders at all levels in many types of organizations. Every leader can relate to the knowledge in this book!"

—Marshall Goldsmith, best-selling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There and one of Forbes' five top executive coaches

"Kouzes and Posner know that companies and organizations don't accomplish great things, people do! They use sound research, true principles, and interesting real-life stories to make their case, and they teach the specific skills that each of us needs to be good leaders and better people."

—David A. Petersen, president and CEO, O.C. Tanner Company

"Synopsis" by , The most trusted resource on becoming a leader is now updated and revised for a new generation.

This leadership classic continues to be a bestseller after three editions and twenty years in print. It is the gold standard for research-based leadership, and the premier resource on becoming a leader. This new edition, with streamlined text, more international and business examples, and a graphic redesign, is more readable and accessible than ever before.

The Leadership Challenge, Fourth Edition, has been extensively updated with the latest research and case studies, and offers inspiring new stories of real people achieving extraordinary results. The authors' central theme remains the same and is more relevant today than ever: "Leadership is Everyone?s Business." Their "five practices" and "ten commitments" have been proven by hundreds of thousands of dedicated, successful leaders. This edition, with almost one-third new material, emphasizes the global community and refocuses on business leaders.

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