The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know / Edition 1by 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… See more details below
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 researchand more than one million responses to Kouzes and Posner's leadership assessmentthis 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 workbringing about theessential changes that will renew organizationsand communities.
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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.
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