The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-08-01
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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The most trusted resource on becoming a leader is now updated and revised for a new generation. This leadership classic continues to be a bestseller after three editions and twenty years in print. It is the gold standard for research-based leadership, and the premier resource on becoming a leader. This new edition, with streamlined text, more international and business examples, and a graphic redesign, is more readable and accessible than ever before. The Leadership Challenge, Fourth Edition, has been extensively updated with the latest research and case studies, and offers inspiring new stories of real people achieving extraordinary results. The authors' central theme remains the same and is more relevant today than ever: "Leadership is Everyones Business." Their "five practices" and "ten commitments" have been proven by hundreds of thousands of dedicated, successful leaders. This edition, with almost one-third new material, emphasizes the global community and refocuses on business leaders. Order your copy today.

Author Biography

James M. Kouzes is Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.

Barry Z. Posner, Ph.D. is Dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

Kouzes and Posner are the coauthors of A Leader's Legacy, Credibility, Encouraging the Heart, and The Leadership Challenge Workbook, and over a dozen other books and workbooks on leadership and leadership development. They also developed the highly acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and LPI Online, 360-degree assessment tools based on the Five Practices.

Table of Contents

Preface: Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizationsp. xi
What Leaders Do and What Constituents Expect
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadershipp. 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 Leadershipp. 27
What People Look For and Admire in Leaders
Putting It All Together: Credibility Is the Foundation
Model the Way
Clarify Valuesp. 45
Find Your Voice
Affirm Shared Values
Reflection and Action
Set the Examplep. 73
Personify the Shared Values
Teach Others to Model the Values
Reflection and Action
Inspire a Shared Vision
Envision the Futurep. 103
Imagine the Possibilities
Find a Common Purpose
Reflection and Action
Enlist Othersp. 130
Appeal to Common Ideals
Animate the Vision
Reflection and Action
Challenge the Process
Search for Opportunitiesp. 161
Seize the Initiative
Exercise Outsight
Reflection and Action
Experiment and Take Risksp. 188
Generate Small Wins
Learn from Experience
Reflection and Action
Enable Others to Act
Foster Collaborationp. 221
Create a Climate of Trust
Facilitate Relationships
Reflection and Action
Strengthen Othersp. 248
Enhance Self-Determination
Develop Competence and Confidence
Reflection and Action
Encourage the Heart
Recognize Contributionsp. 279
Expect the Best
Personalize Recognition
Reflection and Action
Celebrate the Values and Victoriesp. 307
Create a Spirit of Community
Be Personally Involved
Reflection and Action
Leadership for Everyone
Leadership is Everyone's Businessp. 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
Notesp. 352
Acknowledgmentsp. 369
About the Authorsp. 373
Indexp. 377
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