The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations

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The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations

Format:  Hardcover,

394 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Jul 2012

ISBN-13: 9780470651728

ISBN-10: 0470651725

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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.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Jul 2012
ISBN-13: 9780470651728
ISBN-10: 0470651725
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 394
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.41
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.43 x 1.3 x 9.35

Chapter outline

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 Foundation
Model the Way
Clarify Values
Find Your Voice
Affirm Shared Values
Set the Example
Live the Shared Values
Teach Others to Model the Values
Inspire a Shared Vision
Envision the Future
Imagine the Possibilities
Find a Common Purpose
Enlist Others
Appeal to Common Ideals
Animate the Vision
Challenge the Process
Search for Opportunities
Seize the Initiative
Exercise Outsight
Experiment and Take Risks
Generate Small Wins
Learn from Experience
Enable Others to Act
Foster Collaboration
Create a Climate of Trust
Facilitate Relationships
Strengthen Others
Enhance Self-Determination
Develop Competence and Confidence
Encourage the Heart
Recognize Contributions
Expect the Best
Personalize Recognition
Celebrate the Values and Victories
Create a Spirit of Community
Get Personally Involved
Leadership Is Everyone's Business
Look to Leaders Everywhere
Know How Important You Are
Practice
Reflect
Remain Humble and Human
Seize the Moment
Remember the Secret to Success in Life
Notes
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Index

Book description

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.

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