Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It / Edition 1

Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It / Edition 1

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by James M. Kouzes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787964646

ISBN-13: 2900787964640

Pub. Date: 01/24/2003

Publisher: Wiley

In this best-selling book, Kouzes and Posner (authors of The Leadership Challenge) explain why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone. They provide rich examples of real managers in action and reveal the six key disciplines and related practices that strengthen a leader's capacity for developing and sustaining credibility. Kouzes…  See more details below

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In this best-selling book, Kouzes and Posner (authors of The Leadership Challenge) explain why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone. They provide rich examples of real managers in action and reveal the six key disciplines and related practices that strengthen a leader's capacity for developing and sustaining credibility. Kouzes and Posner show how leaders can encourage greater initiative, risk-taking, and productivity by demonstrating trust in employees and resolving conflicts on the basis of principles, not positions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900787964640
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/24/2003
Series:
J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
384

Table of Contents

Introduction: On Credibility and Character
1Leadership Is a Relationship1
2Credibility Makes a Difference27
3Discovering Your Self58
4Appreciating Constituents and Their Diversity88
5Affirming Shared Values119
6Developing Capacity153
7Serving a Purpose183
8Sustaining Hope218
9The Struggle to Be Human247
AppStudies on the Impact of Credibility and What Constitutes Credible Behavior275
Notes289
Acknowledgments317
The Authors321
Name Index327
Subject Index333

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Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have ever asked the question "Why do I trust my ______?" This book is sure to help you understand why you do. It is a great book that not only helps you understand those above you in the hierarchy of you organization, but also yourself.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner use detailed research to show how leaders can achieve credibility. This book tells what caring leaders should do. If you are a leader, heed it. If you are managed ¿ and not managing ¿ don¿t assume that your leaders care as much as those shown here. You will be ill-prepared for harsh reality. As a leader, you should know that the global marketplace has changed greatly. Now, shareholders jettison stocks if earnings fall below expectations. Executives slash U.S. jobs and export the remaining jobs to India and China. This is an age of multi-billion-dollar paychecks for chief executive officers, but psychological insecurity for workers. In this turmoil, it¿s great to read what good leaders should do. The book is practical with a solid psychological grounding. Bottom line from us: these researchers are nice guys, writing for similarly nice guys. But not every leader is a nice guy. So trust, but verify. Or lead, and be nice.