The Leadership Challenge / Edition 4

The Leadership Challenge / Edition 4

by James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787984914

ISBN-13: 9780787984915

Pub. Date: 08/03/2007

Publisher: Wiley

The Leadership Challenge has become one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. Now, with the publication of the fourth edition of their landmark book, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner celebrate twenty-five years of leadership excellence.

The Leadership Challenge—the most trusted source on becoming a better leader—has been thoroughly updated and

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The Leadership Challenge has become one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. Now, with the publication of the fourth edition of their landmark book, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner celebrate twenty-five years of leadership excellence.

The Leadership Challenge—the most trusted source on becoming a better leader—has been thoroughly updated and revised for a new generation of leaders living and working in a global environment. Building on the knowledge base of the previous books, the fourth edition is grounded in research and presents extensive interviews with a diverse group of leaders at all levels in a wide variety of organizations from around the world. The authors emphasize that the fundamentals of leadership are not a fad. While the context of leadership has changed dramatically, the content of leadership has endured the test of time.

With scores of new case studies and a timeless and inspiring message, The Leadership Challenge is a "personal coach in a book," guiding readers through the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®. When leaders understand that leadership is a relationship and they begin to engage in the Five Practices— Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart—they are better able to embark on a lifetime of success and significance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787984915
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/03/2007
Series:
J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner Series, #63
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.09(h) x 1.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations.

1 WHAT LEADERS DO AND WHAT CONSTITUENTS EXPECT.

1 THE FIVE PRACTICES OF EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP.

Leadership Opportunities Are Everywhere.

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.

Leadership Is a Relationship.

The Ten Commitments of Leadership.

2 CREDIBILITY IS THE FOUNDATION OF LEADERSHIP.

What People Look For and Admire in Leaders.

Putting It All Together: Credibility Is the Foundation.

2 MODEL THE WAY.

3 CLARIFY VALUES.

Find Your Voice.

Affirm Shared Values.

Reflection and Action.

4 SET THE EXAMPLE.

Personify the Shared Values.

Teach Others to Model the Values.

Reflection and Action.

3 INSPIRE A SHARED VISION.

5 ENVISION THE FUTURE.

Imagine the Possibilities.

Find a Common Purpose.

Reflection and Action.

6 ENLIST OTHERS.

Appeal to Common Ideals.

Animate the Vision.

Reflection and Action.

4 CHALLENGE THE PROCESS.

7 SEARCH FOR OPPORTUNITIES.

Seize the Initiative.

Exercise Outsight.

Reflection and Action.

8 EXPERIMENT AND TAKE RISKS.

Generate Small Wins.

Learn from Experience.

Reflection and Action.

5 ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT.

9 FOSTER COLLABORATION.

Create a Climate of Trust.

Facilitate Relationships.

Reflection and Action.

10 STRENGTHEN OTHERS.

Enhance Self-Determination.

Develop Competence and Confidence.

Reflection and Action.

6 ENCOURAGE THE HEART.

11 RECOGNIZE CONTRIBUTIONS.

Expect the Best.

Personalize Recognition.

Reflection and Action.

12 CELEBRATE THE VALUES AND VICTORIES.

Create a Spirit of Community.

Be Personally Involved.

Reflection and Action.

7 LEADERSHIP FOR EVERYONE.

13 LEADERSHIP IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS.

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.

Notes.

Acknowledgments.

About the Authors.

Index.

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