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The Leadership Challenge / Edition 3
     

The Leadership Challenge / Edition 3

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by James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
 

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ISBN-10: 0787968331

ISBN-13: 9780787968335

Pub. Date: 07/25/2003

Publisher: Wiley

More Than One Million People Have Discovered the Most Trusted Source on Becoming a Better Leader

"This book is one of the very best on the topic of leadership, offering extraordinary stories from leaders at various ages and stages of their lives. Whether you’re now in a leadership role and want to further strengthen and hone your skills, or you simply

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More Than One Million People Have Discovered the Most Trusted Source on Becoming a Better Leader

"This book is one of the very best on the topic of leadership, offering extraordinary stories from leaders at various ages and stages of their lives. Whether you’re now in a leadership role and want to further strengthen and hone your skills, or you simply have the desire to learn to make a difference and help guide your company–or even friends and family members–to higher levels of success, you’ll benefit by reading The Leadership Challenge."
–David S. Pottruck, president & CEO, The Charles Schwab Corporation

"The first edition was seminal and totally original. It became a modern classic on leadership practically overnight. With this new edition, with new cases and concepts and action steps that are even riper and more important, Kouzes and Posner go way beyond their earlier work and have made yet another brilliant contribution to leadership studies. This new book, a product of an unusual collaboration, is essential reading for everyone involved or concerned with leading."
–Warren Bennis, distinguished professor of business administration, University of Southern California, and coauthor, Geeks and Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders

"From the ten commitments of leadership to the emphasis on actions and relationships, this valuable book is full of enduring wisdom and practical insights essential for success in challenging times."
–Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, best-selling author of Evolve! Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow

"For twenty-five years I have written about and taught leadership. The Leadership Challenge is one of the five best books I have ever read. I continually recommend it to others."
–John C. Maxwell, founder, The INJOY Group, and author, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787968335
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/25/2003
Series:
J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner Series , #53
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents


Preface: Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations     xi
What Leaders Do and What Constituents Expect
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership     3
Leadership Opportunities Are Everywhere
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
Leadership Is a Relationship
The Ten Commitments of Leadership
Credibility is the Foundation of Leadership     27
What People Look For and Admire in Leaders
Putting It All Together: Credibility Is the Foundation
Model the Way
Clarify Values     45
Find Your Voice
Affirm Shared Values
Reflection and Action
Set the Example     73
Personify the Shared Values
Teach Others to Model the Values
Reflection and Action
Inspire a Shared Vision
Envision the Future     103
Imagine the Possibilities
Find a Common Purpose
Reflection and Action
Enlist Others     130
Appeal to Common Ideals
Animate the Vision
Reflection and Action
Challenge the Process
Search for Opportunities     161
Seize the Initiative
Exercise Outsight
Reflection and Action
Experiment and Take Risks     188
Generate Small Wins
Learn from Experience
Reflection and Action
Enable Others to Act
Foster Collaboration     221
Create a Climate of Trust
Facilitate Relationships
Reflection and Action
Strengthen Others     248
Enhance Self-Determination
Develop Competence and Confidence
Reflection andAction
Encourage the Heart
Recognize Contributions     279
Expect the Best
Personalize Recognition
Reflection and Action
Celebrate the Values and Victories     307
Create a Spirit of Community
Be Personally Involved
Reflection and Action
Leadership for Everyone
Leadership is Everyone's Business     337
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     352
Acknowledgments     369
About the Authors     373
Index     377

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The Leadership Challenge 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is sorely needed in todays business community. True leadership is rarely taught in todays schools or mentored on the job in todays offices, but it needs to be the cornerstone of every business and family. Much needless suffering is caused by people in leadership positions who don't have a clue how to lead others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The principles in this book apply to virtually any life situation. The model the authors provide is simple enough for students to understand & profound enough to make a difference
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner remains one of the best leadership books in circulation today. The one thing that I love about all of Kouzes and Posner's books is that the principles that they espouse can be broken down into a number of practices and are thus made easier to remember. For instance, in this book, the Leadership Challenge I remember the five practices of leadership through the Acronym MICEE as in (1) Model the Way (2) Inspire a Shared Vision (3) Challenge the Process (4) Enable others to act and (5) Encourage the heart. These are practical principles that all leaders can live by. If you don't have it, get it, you won't regret it.