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

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 18, 2012 - Business & Economics - 416 pages
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The 25th anniversary edition of the bestselling business classic, completely revised and updated

For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source on becoming a better leader, selling more than 2 million copies in over 20 languages since its first publication. Based on Kouzes and Posner's extensive research, this all-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today's world, proving how leadership is a relationship that must be nurtured, and most importantly, that it can be learned.

  • Features over 100 all-new case studies and examples, which show The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in action around the world
  • Focuses on the toughest organizational challenges leaders face today
  • Addresses changes in how people work and what people want from their work

An indispensable resource for leaders at all levels, this anniversary edition is a landmark update and must-read.

 

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Contents

THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE
A FIELD GUIDE FOR LEADERS
THE FIVE PRACTICES OF EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP IS A RELATIONSHIP
CREDIBILITY IS THE FOUNDATION
FIND YOUR VOICE
AFFIRM SHARED VALUES
LIVE THE SHARED VALUES
CREATE A CLIMATE OF TRUST
FACILITATE RELATIONSHIPS
ENHANCE SELFDETERMINATION
DEVELOP COMPETENCE AND CONFIDENCE
EXPECT THE BEST
PERSONALIZE RECOGNITION
CREATE A SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY
GET PERSONALLY INVOLVED

TEACH OTHERS TO MODEL THE VALUES
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES
FIND A COMMON PURPOSE
APPEAL TO COMMON IDEALS
ANIMATE THE VISION
SEIZE THE INITIATIVE
EXERCISE OUTSIGHT
GENERATE SMALL WINS
LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE
LOOK TO LEADERS EVERYWHERE
KNOW HOW IMPORTANT YOU ARE
PRACTICE
REFLECT
REMAIN HUMBLE AND HUMAN
SEIZE THE MOMENT
REMEMBER THE SECRET TO SUCCESS IN LIFE
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About the author (2012)

James Kouzes is the Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and lectures on leadership around the world to corporations, governments, and nonprofits.

Barry Posner is Accolti Professor of Leadership and former Dean (1997-2009) of the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. An accomplished scholar, he also provides leadership workshops and seminars around the world.

Kouzes and Posner are the authors of Credibility, The Truth About Leadership, A Leader's Legacy, Encouraging the Heart, and The Student Leadership Challenge, among many other works. They also developed the highly acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).

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