"With scores of new case studies and a timeless and inspiring message, The Leadership Challenge is a "personal coach in a book," guiding readers through the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. When leaders understand that leadership is a relationship and they begin to engage in the Five Practices - Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart - they are better able to embark on a lifetime of success and significance."--BOOK JACKET.
<B>Jim Kouze</B>s is Chairman Emeritus of the Tom Peters Company and an Executive Fellow at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. <B>Barry Posner</B> is Dean of the Leavey School of Business and Professor of Leadership at Santa Clara University. <BR> <B>Jim Kouzes</B> and <B>Barry Posner</B> are authors of the award-winning and best-selling book, <I>The Leadership Challeng</I>e, as well as the widely used Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). They have also written such works as <I>Credibility, Encouraging the Heart, </I>and <I>The Leadership Challenge Planner</I>. The launch of LPI Online, combined with their other publications, truly make them the most trusted source on becoming a better leader. <P> 1802 More Than One Million People Have Discovered the Most Trusted Source on Becoming a Better Leader <P>"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."<BR> –David S. Pottruck, president & CEO, The Charles Schwab Corporation <P>"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."<BR> –Warren Bennis, distinguished professor of business administration, University of Southern California, and coauthor, Geeks and Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders <P>"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."<BR> –Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, best-selling author of Evolve! Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow <P>"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."<BR> –John C. Maxwell, founder, The INJOY Group, and author, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
Table of Contents
Part 1: What Leaders Do and What Constituents Expect * Chp. 1 The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership * Chp. 2 Credibility is the Foundation of Leadership
Part II. Model the Way * Chp. 3 Find Your Voice * Chp. 4 Se