The Leadership Challenge

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 27, 2010 - Business & Economics - 416 pages
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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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Review: The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations

User Review  - Epicurus - Goodreads

I received more from this book then I could have hoped for. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner wrote the original version of this book in 1987 but that shouldn't scare you because they are on their 5th ... Read full review

Review: The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations

User Review  - Tanja Berg - Goodreads

I had a three-day course once, called "the leadership challenge". I thought the book would be similar - that the course was based on the book - and in some sense it was. This book gave me a lot to ... Read full review

Contents

THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK
A FIELD GUIDE FOR LEADERS
THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE EVERYWHERE
THE FIVE PRACTICES OF EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP IS A RELATIONSHIP
THE TEN COMMITMENTS OF LEADERSHIP
WHAT PEOPLE LOOK FOR AND ADMIRE IN LEADERS
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

CREDIBILITY IS THE FOUNDATION
FIND YOUR VOICE
AFFIRM SHARED VALUES
CLARIFYING VALUES
PERSONIFY THE SHARED VALUES
TEACH OTHERS TO MODEL THE VALUES
SETTING THE EXAMPLE
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES
FIND A COMMON PURPOSE
ENVISIONING THE FUTURE
APPEAL TO COMMON IDEALS
ANIMATE THE VISION
ENLISTING OTHERS
SEIZE THE INITIATIVE
EXERCISE OUTSIGHT
SEARCHING FOR OPPORTUNITIES
GENERATE SMALL WINS
LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE
EXPERIMENTING AND TAKING RISKS
CREATE A CLIMATE OF TRUST
FACILITATE RELATIONSHIPS
FOSTERING COLLABORATION
ENHANCE SELFDETERMINATION
DEVELOP COMPETENCE AND CONFIDENCE
STRENGTHENING OTHERS
EXPECT THE BEST
PERSONALIZE RECOGNITION
RECOGNIZING CONTRIBUTIONS
CREATE A SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY
BE PERSONALLY INVOLVED
CELEBRATING VALUES AND VICTORIES
GETTING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS DONE IN ORGANIZATIONS
CREDIBILITY IS THE FOUNDATION OF LEADERSHIP
CLARIFY VALUES
SET THE EXAMPLE
ENVISION THE FUTURE
ENLIST OTHERS
SEARCH FOR OPPORTUNITIES
EXPERIMENT AND TAKE RISKS
FOSTER COLLABORATION
STRENGTHEN OTHERS
RECOGNIZE CONTRIBUTIONS
CELEBRATE THE VALUES AND VICTORIES
LEADERSHIP IS EVERYONES BUSINESS
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About the author (2010)

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.

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