The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know / Edition 1

The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know / Edition 1

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by James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
     
 

In these turbulent times when the very foundations of organizations and societies are being shaken, leaders need to move beyond the pessimistic predictions, the trendy fads, and the simplistic solutions. They need to turn to what's real and what's proven, to understand what the evidence tells us about how exemplary leaders get extraordinary things done. This is the

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In these turbulent times when the very foundations of organizations and societies are being shaken, leaders need to move beyond the pessimistic predictions, the trendy fads, and the simplistic solutions. They need to turn to what's real and what's proven, to understand what the evidence tells us about how exemplary leaders get extraordinary things done. This is the imperative that bestselling, award-winning authors James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner have undertaken in their engaging, personal, and bold new book, The Truth About Leadership.

Based on thirty years of research—and more than one million responses to Kouzes and Posner's leadership assessment—this all-new work explores the fundamental, enduring truths of leadership that hold constant regardless of context or circumstance. In ten time-tested truths, Kouzes and Posner reveal what all leaders must know, the questions they must be prepared to answer, and the real-world issues they will likely face.

For nearly three decades, Kouzes and Posner's The Leadership Challenge has helped people discover and develop their leadership potential. The Truth About Leadership will show emerging leaders the heart of leadership and what they need to know to be effective; fans of The Leadership Challenge will find a dynamic new look at what it means to lead today. This is a book leaders can use to do their real and necessary work—bringing about theessential changes that will renew organizationsand communities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470633540
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/16/2010
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
54,836
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What Everyone Wants to Know About Leadership.

Truth 1: You Make a Difference.

Truth 2: Credibility Is the Foundation of Leadership.

Truth 3: Values Drive Commitment.

Truth 4: Focusing on the Future Sets Leaders Apart.

Truth 5: You Can't Do It Alone.

Truth 6: Trust Rules.

Truth 7: Challenge Is the Crucible of Greatness.

Truth 8: You Either Lead by Example or You Don't Lead atAll.

Truth 9: The Best Leaders Are the Best Learners.

Truth 10: Leadership Is an Affair of the Heart.

Epilogue: Leaders Say Yes.

About the Authors.

Acknowledgements.

Notes.

Index.

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