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Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand Itby James M. Kouzes
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A personal, inspiring, and genuine guide to helping us all understand the fundamental importance of credibility for building personal and organizational success. Credibility shows why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone. Through rich examples and stories of real managers in action, authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner reveal the six key disciplines and related practices that strengthen a leader's capacity for development and sustaining credibility.
This inspiring guide explores the importance of credibility in building personal and organizational success. It reveals the six key disciplines and related practices that strengthen a leader's capacity for developing and sustaining this critical attribute.
Now available in paperback, Credibility—one of Industry Week's top ten management books of 1993—shows why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone. Best-selling authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner reveal six key disciplines and practices that work to strengthen a leader's capacity for development and sustaining credibility by relating rich examples and stories of real managers in action.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-315) and indexes.
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
1. Leadership Is a Relationship.
2. Credibility Makes a Difference.
3. Discovering Your Self.
4. Appreciating Constituents and Their Diversity.
5. Affirming Shared Values.
6. Developing Capacity.
7. Serving a Purpose.
8. Sustaining Hope.
9. The Struggle to Be Human.
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