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The 25th anniversary edition of the bestselling business classic, completely revised and updated For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source on becoming a better leader, selling more than 2 million copies in over 20 languages since its first publication. Based on Kouzes and Posner's extensive research, this all-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today's world, proving how leadership is a relationship that must be nurtured, and most importantly, that it can be learned. Features over 100 all-new case studies and examples, which show The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in action around the world Focuses on the toughest organizational challenges leaders face today Addresses changes in how people work and what people want from their work An indispensable resource for leaders at all levels, this anniversary edition is a landmark update and must-read.

Author Biography

James Kouzes is the Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and lectures on leadership around the world to corporations, governments, and nonprofits.

Barry Posner is Accolti Professor of Leadership and former Dean (1997-2009) of the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. An accomplished scholar, he also provides leadership workshops and seminars around the world.

Kouzes and Posner are the authors of Credibility, The Truth About Leadership, A Leader's Legacy, Encouraging the Heart, and The Student Leadership Challenge, among many other works. They also developed the highly acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizationsp. 1
When Leaders Are at Their Bestp. 9
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
Leadership Is a Relationship
Putting It All Together: Credibility Is the Foundation
Model the Wayp. 41
Clarify Valuesp. 43
Find Your Voice
Affirm Shared Values
Set the Examplep. 71
Live the Shared Values
Teach Others to Model the Values
Inspire a Shared Visionp. 99
Envision the Futurep. 101
Imagine the Possibilities
Find a Common Purpose
Enlist Othersp. 127
Appeal to Common Ideals
Animate the Vision
Challenge the Processp. 155
Search for Opportunitiesp. 157
Seize the Initiative
Exercise Outsight
Experiment and Take Risksp. 185
Generate Small Wins
Learn from Experience
Enable Others to Actp. 215
Foster Collaborationp. 215
Create a Climate of Trust
Facilitate Relationships
Strengthen Othersp. 241
Enhance Self-Determination
Develop Competence and Confidence
Encourage the Heartp. 271
Recognize Contributionsp. 273
Expect the Best
Personalize Recognition
Celebrate the Values and Victoriesp. 301
Create a Spirit of Community
Get Personally Involved
Leadership Is Everyone's Businessp. 329
Look to Leaders Everywhere
Know How Important You Are
Remain Humble and Human
Seize the Moment
Remember the Secret to Success in Life
Notesp. 347
Acknowledgmentsp. 375
About the Authorsp. 379
Indexp. 383
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