Praise for The Leadership Challenge, Sixth Edition -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Introduction: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations -- What Leaders Do and What Constituents Expect -- Chapter 1: When Leaders Are at Their Best -- The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® -- The Five Practices Make a Difference -- The Ten Commitments of Exemplary Leadership -- Notes -- Chapter 2: Credibility Is the Foundation of Leadership -- What People Look for and Admire in Their Leaders -- Putting It All Together: Credibility Is the Foundation -- Notes -- Practice 1: Model the Way -- Chapter 3: Clarify Values -- Find Your Voice -- Affirm Shared Values -- Notes -- Chapter 4: Set the Example -- Live the Shared Values -- Teach Others to Model the Values -- Notes -- Practice 2: Inspire a Shared Vision -- Chapter 5: Envision the Future -- Imagine the Possibilities -- Find a Common Purpose -- Notes -- Chapter 6: Enlist Others -- Appeal to Common Ideals -- Animate the Vision -- Notes -- Practice 3: Challenge the Process -- Chapter 7: Search for Opportunities -- Seize the Initiative -- Exercise Outsight -- Notes -- Chapter 8: Experiment and Take Risks -- Generate Small Wins -- Learn from Experience -- Notes -- Practice 4: Enable Others to Act -- Chapter 9: Foster Collaboration -- Create a Climate of Trust -- Facilitate Relationships -- Notes -- Chapter 10: Strengthen Others -- Enhance Self-Determination -- Develop Competence and Confidence -- Notes -- Practice 5: Encourage the Heart -- Chapter 11: Recognize Contributions -- Expect the Best -- Personalize Recognition -- Notes -- Chapter 12: Celebrate the Values and Victories -- Create a Spirit of Community -- Be Personally Involved -- Notes -- Chapter 13: Leadership Is Everyone's Business -- Exemplary Leadership Is Local -- Exemplary Leadership Matters -- Learning Leadership Takes Practice
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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.
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 Everyone?s 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.
Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge is a faith-based companion to the best-selling leadership book of all time--The Leadership Challenge. Grounded in Jim and Barry’s time-tested research, Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge describes their Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership ® --Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart—and offers practical guidance and inspiring examples about how Christian leaders can have a powerful impact in their workplaces, communities, and congregations by bringing their faith into their leadership. In addition to Jim and Barry’s foundational wisdom, the book brings together five leaders who reflect on the Five Practices from a Christian perspective. John C. Maxwell, David McAllister-Wilson, Patrick Lencioni, Nancy Ortberg, and Ken Blanchard share insights and stories culled from personal experience and the lives of other Christian leaders who have accomplished extraordinary things in churches, communities, classrooms, and corporations. Their thoughtful reflections on the role of faith in leadership will propel leaders and aspiring leaders
Essential, practical tools for implementing evidence-based leadership development The Leadership Challenge Workbook offers practical tools for applying The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® in real-life business situations. As the companion to The Leadership Challenge, this workbook provides essential hands-on guidance for planning, implementation, people-management, and more. This new revised third edition has been updated to match The Leadership Challenge Sixth Edition text. It includes easy-to-use worksheets to simplify planning and collectively assemble into a clear blueprint for moving forward. By focusing on the notion of leadership development as a journey rather than an event, this interactive guide provides critical insight through a proven, systematic process. Implementing big ideas requires skillful change leadership—and any successful, sustainable change begins with thorough, practical planning. This workbook helps you map out a plan and put it into action, with tools that help clarify your thinking and translate your big ideas into concrete strategies. Streamline planning with practical, efficient worksheets Assemble a blueprint for effectively implementing your ideas Improve communication, strengthen commitment, and build trust Adopt a systematic approach to leadership to continue producing exemplary results The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership is a proven model backed by decades of research and data from over 4 million individuals. It is proven, practical, and evidence-based, and has helped leaders from around the globe improve their organizations' performance. With the need for quality leadership development at an all-time high, real-world application of proven models becomes critical; The Leadership Challenge Workbook gives you the hands-on tools you need to more effectively implement a robust, systematic approach.
Based on Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's classic book The Leadership Challenge, this Workbook will be your hands-on guide for improving your ability to put into action the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model and become a leader who Models the Way, Inspires a Shared Vision, Challenges the Process, Enables Others to Act, and Encourages the Heart. The Workbook's easy-to-use worksheets make efficient planning simple and practical and supports your success in three ways: Reflection: Think about your approach to leadership and become more conscious about how well you engage in each of the Practices. Application: Apply the Practices and commitments to all your projects. Implications: Record what you've learned about yourself, your team, your organization, and your project. Develop your leadership potential with The Leadership Challenge Workbook!
Market_Desc: This is essential reading for all leaders. The authors' philosophy is that leadership is everyone's business , including corporate, government, education, religion and others. Graduate school courses are also a major target audience. Special Features: · The book's central theme, Leadership is Everyone's Business, is more relevant today than ever and its themes echo across society, from business to culture to politics and education· Includes more solid research and more examples of real leaders than any other leadership book available. About The Book: This edition is completely revised for today's business realities. 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. This new edition has new examples as well as some of the tried and With CD classic stories. The authors also take this opportunity to underscore that not only is leadership everyone's business, but that it is a relationship -- one of personal self-development and the development of those being led.
Note from the publisher: This edition includes an access code so students can take the Student Leadership Practices Inventory Self Online, a brief, 30-question assessment to help them explore their own leadership behaviors and skills and determine the steps they can take to liberate the leader within and become their best selves. If you rent or purchase a used book, the access code may have been redeemed previously and will no longer work. In this updated and expanded second edition of The Student Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner apply their extensive research and expertise to demonstrate that anyone can be a leader, regardless of age or experience. They challenge high school and undergraduate college students to examine their leadership actions and aspirations. Your students will learn from first-hand leadership stories from young leaders like themselves around the world, helping them to deeply understand and explore The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart The book guides students through the concrete actions they can take to become exemplary leaders, from finding their voice and clarifying their values, to recognizing others' contributions and celebrating others’ victories. The authors ask readers to reflect at the end of each chapter on their own leadership experiences and abilities now and for the future.
This Participant's Workbook is designed to accompany you on an exciting journey of self-discovery. Grounded in Kouzes and Posner's celebrated Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership model, the interactive pages help you to uncover the deeper meanings of: Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart
Based on the same concepts and research that inform the classic leadership book The Leadership Challenge, this is a clear and accessible guide to the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, which is foundation of the Student Leadership Challenge approach. Incorporating stories of leadership development from real students, and language to which college students and other young and emerging leaders can relate, the book also features reflective and critical thinking activities at the end of each chapter to help students engage in each of the Five Practices. This new edition includes 2 chapters per Practice, plus chapters explaining the model and discussing next steps, all of which allow the authors to go deeper into the model and include more extensive stories, reflection questions, and activities. Like the previous edition, this edition also includes an access code so students can take the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (Student LPI) self online and learn about their current leadership skills.