Synopses & Reviews
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.
"With the hundreds of look-alike, sound-alike, self-help books available on how to succeed in just about any field, it is a pleasure to read a book that contains something new and useful. In Credibility, not only have the authors captured the essence of leadership, they also alert us to the hazards surrounding leaders, would-be leaders and followers in all walks of life, including the health field. (Canadian Hospital Association)
"Credibility' may well move quickly into the lexicon as the next leadership buzzword.
"Kouzes and Posner have found a way to communicate the importance of hope and offer practical ways of keeping it alive. (from the foreword by Tom Peters)
"A much needed human approach to leadership, finally focusing on issues that really matterhonesty, sensitivity to diversity, and the need for community. (Ken Blanchard, chairman, Blanchard Training and Development, Inc. and coauthor, The One Minute Manager)
"A well-crafted work. Kouzes and Posner see beyond today's survey results to challenge their assertions with the test of time and circumstance. This solid book persuades readers that credibility is fundamental in spite ofor perhaps because ofthe instability and cynicism that characterize many American work places.
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.
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
Leadership Is a Relationship.
Credibility Makes a Difference.
Discovering Your Self.
Appreciating Constituents and Their Diversity.
Affirming Shared Values.
Serving a Purpose.
The Struggle to Be Human.