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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This book provides a lot of testimonial stories and claims. I think all of the advice in this book is good, but it is hard to navigate and difficult to discern what is supported by sound organizational behavior research and what could speculation by the authors. It is good for reference and I will hold on to it, but I leave it up to others to recommend this book. 

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having a try with google books~~

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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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