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

ISBN-10:
0470633549
ISBN-13:
9780470633540
Pub. Date:
08/16/2010
Publisher:
Wiley
ISBN-10:
0470633549
ISBN-13:
9780470633540
Pub. Date:
08/16/2010
Publisher:
Wiley
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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Overview

A fresh look at what it means to lead from two of the biggest names in leadership

In these turbulent times, when the very foundations of organizations and societies are shaken, leaders need to move beyond pessimistic predictions, trendy fads, and simplistic solutions. They need to turn to what's real and what's proven. In their engaging, personal, and bold new book, bestselling authors James Kouzes and Barry Posner reveal ten time-tested truths that discuss what every leader must know, the questions they must be prepared to answer, and the real-world issues they will likely face.

In the book, you’ll find:

  • Material based on thirty years of research, more than one million responses to Kouzes and Posner's leadership assessment, and the questions people most want leaders to answer
  • Explorations of the fundamental, enduring truths of leadership that hold constant regardless of context or circumstance-leaders make a difference, credibility, values, trust, leading by example, heart, and more
  • Demonstrations of emerging leaders and what they need to know to be effective

Fans of The Leadership Challenge will find a dynamic new look at the real challenges leaders face today. The book draws from cases spanning three generations of leaders from around the world. It’s an indispensable resource leaders can use to do their real and necessary work-bringing about the essential changes that will renew organizations and communities.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470633540
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/16/2010
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 222,002
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

James M. Kouzes is the Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and one of the leading executive educators in the United States.

Barry Z. Posner is Professor of Leadership at Santa Clara University, where he served as Dean of the Leavey School of Business for twelve years (1996–2009).

Together, they are the bestselling authors of The Leadership Challenge, A Leader's Legacy, Credibility, Encouraging the Heart, The Leadership Challenge Workbook, and over a dozen other books and workbooks on leadership. They also developed the highly acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), a 360-degree assessment tool based on The Five Practices. They are among the most sought-after scholars and educators on the subjects of leadership and leadership development.

For more information, please visit www.truthaboutleadership.com

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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 at All.

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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