Credibility : How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/2/2011
  • Publisher: Wiley

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The first true revision of the classic book from the bestselling author of The Leadership ChallengeAs the world falls deeper into economic downturns and warfare, the question of credibility (how leaders gain and lose it) is more important than ever. Building on their research from The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner explore in Credibility why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone, and why leaders must "Say what you mean and mean what you say." This first full revision of the book since its initial publication in 1993 features new case studies from around the world, fully updated data and research, and a streamlined format. Written by the premier leadership experts working today, Credibility: Reveals the six key disciplines that strengthen a leader's capacity for developing and sustaining credibility. Provides rich examples of real managers in action Includes updates to the applications and researchThis personal, inspiring, and genuine guide helps you understand the fundamental importance of credibility for building personal and organizational success.

Author Biography

James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner are the coauthors of the classic bestselling books The Leadership Challenge, The Truth About Leadership, A Leader's Legacy, Encouraging the Heart, 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 of Exemplary Leadership. Jim is the Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership and Barry is Professor of Leadership at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business. They are among the world's most trusted and influential scholars on leadership. For more information, please visit www.credibility-book.com

Table of Contents

Introduction: On Credibility and the Restoration of Trust and Confidencep. xi
Leadership Is a Relationshipp. 1
Credibility Makes a Differencep. 22
Discover Your Selfp. 42
Appreciate Constituentsp. 62
Affirm Shared Valuesp. 84
Develop Capacityp. 111
Serve a Purposep. 132
Sustain Hopep. 153
The Struggle to Be Humanp. 174
Epilogue Character Countsp. 201
Notesp. 203
Acknowledgments About the Authorsp. 233
Indexp. 237
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