About the Book :
Completely revised for today's business realities with more international examples and a laser focus on business issues. Grounded in extensive research, it captures the continuing interest in leadership as a critical aspect of human organizations. Kouzes and Posner, the premier leadership experts working today, demonstrate how visionary leaders accomplish extraordinary things, and they address current challenges such as the new cynicism, the electronic global village, and the shift to team-oriented work relationships. With engaging stories and keen insights, they delve into the fundamental aspects of leadership to help readers keep pace with our ever-changing world.
Interesting Facts :
25th Anniversary/Flagship Product: Over four editions, The Leadership Challenge, is Jossey-Bass and Wiley's bestselling book of all time.Updated Material/Global focus: This edition is streamlined and updated with the latest research and case studies, including more international examples. Author Exposure: Both authors are very well-connected and beloved in the business world and are highly sought as experts in leadership by the media. Jim and Barry are in constant demand as speakers and consultants all over the world.
Introduction: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations When Leaders Are at Their Best The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership--Leadership Is a Relationship--Putting It All Together: Credibility Is the FoundationPRACTICE 1 MODEL THE WAY Clarify Values Find Your Voice--Affirm Shared ValuesSet the Example Live the Shared Values--Teach Others to Model the ValuesPRACTICE 2 INSPIRE A SHARED VISION Envision the Future Imagine the Possibilities--Find a Common PurposeEnlist Others Appeal to Common Ideals--Animate the VisionPRACTICE 3 CHALLENGE THE PROCESS Search for Opportunities Seize the Initiative--Exercise OutsightExperiment and Take Risks Generate Small Wins--Learn from ExperiencePRACTICE 4 ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT Foster Collaboration Create a Climate of Trust--Facilitate RelationshipsStrengthen Others Enhance Self-Determination--Develop Competence and ConfidencePRACTICE 5 ENCOURAGE THE HEART Recognize Contributions Expect the Best--Personalize RecognitionCelebrate the Values and Victories Create a Spirit of Community--Get Personally InvolvedLeadership Is Everyone's Business