A Leader's Legacy

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 22, 2008 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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In this provocative book, leadership experts and authors of the best-selling The Leadership Challenge, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner take on a unique challenge and explore the question of leadership and legacy. Kouzes and Posner examine in twenty-two chapters the critical questions all leaders must ask themselves in order to leave a lasting impact. These powerful essays are grouped into four categories: Significance, Relationships, Aspirations, and Courage. In each essay the authors consider a thorny and often ambiguous issue with which today’s leaders must grapple issues—such as how leaders serve and sacrifice, why leaders need loving critics, why leaders should want to be liked, why leaders can't take trust for granted, why it’s not just the leader’s vision, why failure is always an option, why it takes courage to “make a life,” how to liberate the leader in everyone, and ultimately, how the legacy you leave is the life you lead.
 

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The book itself was good. It was an easy read which really helped since I hate non-fiction; I had to read it for class. The authors have a lot of good ideas about what leadership is and what it isn't ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Best Leaders Are Teachers
20
We All Need Loving Critics
27
You Are the Most Important Leader in Your
33
No One Likes to Be an Assumption
40
Leadership Is Personal
50
Leaders Should Want to Be Liked
56
When You Dont See Eye to Eye Seek
62
Liberate the Leader in Everyone
114
Leaders Are Followers Too
122
Theres Courage in All of Us
134
You Cant Plan to Be Courageous But
141
It Takes Courage to Make a Life
148
The Courage to Be Human
155
Failure Is Always an Option
163
No MoneyBack Guarantee
170

You Cant Take Trust for Granted
71
Let Your People Go
79
part three Aspirations
89
ForwardLooking Is a Leadership
99
Its Not Just the Leaders Vision
107
The Legacy You Leave Is the Life You Lead
177
Notes
183
About the Authors
191
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About the author (2008)

SCOTT K. EDINGER, founder of Edinger Consulting Group, is recognized as an expert in helping organizations achieve measurable business results. Coauthor of The Inspiring Leader, he blogs for Harvard Business Review and Forbes.

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 at Santa Clara University.

Kouzes and Posner are the coauthors of A Leader's Legacy, Credibility, Encouraging the Heart, and The Leadership Challenge Workbook, and 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.

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