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The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, 5th Edition

How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations
James M. Kouzes||Barry Z. Posner
Hardcover
2012-07-31||July 2012||2012-08-21||August 2012||2012-07-16||July 2012||2012-07-18||July 2012 Jossey-Bass
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The 25th anniversary edition of the bestselling businessclassic, completely revised and updated

For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge has beenthe most trusted source on becoming a better leader, selling morethan 2 million copies in over 20 languages since its firstpublication. Based on Kouzes and Posner's extensive research, thisall-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today'sworld, proving how leadership is a relationship that must benurtured, and most importantly, that it can be learned.

  • Features over 100 all-new case studies and examples, which showThe Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in action around theworld
  • Focuses on the toughest organizational challenges leaders facetoday
  • Addresses changes in how people work and what people want fromtheir work

An indispensable resource for leaders at all levels, thisanniversary edition is a landmark update and must-read.

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The 25th anniversary edition of the bestselling businessclassic, completely revised and updated

For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge has beenthe most trusted source on becoming a better leader, selling morethan 2 million copies in over 20 languages since its firstpublication. Based on Kouzes and Posner's extensive research, thisall-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today'sworld, proving how leadership is a relationship that must benurtured, and most importantly, that it can be learned.

  • Features over 100 all-new case studies and examples, which showThe Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in action around theworld
  • Focuses on the toughest organizational challenges leaders facetoday
  • Addresses changes in how people work and what people want fromtheir work

An indispensable resource for leaders at all levels, thisanniversary edition is a landmark update and must-read.

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"The Leadership Challenge is still popular and relevantafter 25 years for a reason: it is a classic. No one provides morepractical real-world advice than Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Thisis the book on leadership that I recommend to all of myclients, and I think this is the greatest book on leadership everwritten."
Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author, MOJOand What Got You Here Won't Get You There

"This is perhaps the most comprehensive field guide ever writtenfor leaders. It has been a key part of my personal journey as aleader for years."
Patrick Lencioni, president, The Table Group;bestselling author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team andThe Advantage

"Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have done it again! In this all-newfifth edition of The Leadership Challenge—the biblefor leaders everywhere—they have taken their leadership ideasto new heights, befitting of the challenges leaders face in thisglobal era."
Bill George, author, True North; formerchairman and CEO, Medtronic, Inc.

"No book has ever chronicled the practices of true leadershipbetter than The Leadership Challenge, and this updatededition deftly outlines how to be a phenomenal leader in the 21stcentury."
Chip Conley, founder, Joie de Vivre Hotels; author,PEAK and Emotional Equations

"Now in its fifth edition, The Leadership Challenge hasstood the test of time for good reason: it's quite simply one ofthe best books you'll ever read on leadership."
Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One MinuteManager and Great Leaders Grow

"I read The Leadership Challenge as a new managerbuilding Oracle University and was deeply affected by it. It shapedme as a leader and influenced my career. Reading the fifth editiontwenty years later, I am struck by how its wisdom stands the testof time while also providing fresh, relevant insights for leadingat your best and mobilizing others to achieve theextraordinary."
Liz Wiseman, author, Multipliers

"The Leadership Challenge remains one of the five bestbooks I have ever read. Twenty-five years after its firstpublication, I still continually recommend it to others looking toimprove as leaders."
John C. Maxwell, leadership expert; bestsellingauthor, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

"Leaders get people moving. They energize and mobilize. Theytake people and organizations to places they have never beenbefore. Leadership is not a fad, and the leadership challenge nevergoes away."—from the Introduction

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The 25th anniversary edition of the bestselling businessclassic, completely revised and updated

For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge has beenthe most trusted source on becoming a better leader, selling morethan 2 million copies in over 20 languages since its firstpublication. Based on Kouzes and Posner's extensive research, thisall-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today'sworld, proving how leadership is a relationship that must benurtured, and most importantly, that it can be learned.

  • Features over 100 all-new case studies and examples, which showThe Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in action around theworld
  • Focuses on the toughest organizational challenges leaders facetoday
  • Addresses changes in how people work and what people want fromtheir work

An indispensable resource for leaders at all levels, thisanniversary edition is a landmark update and must-read.

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Introduction: Making Extraordinary Things Happen inOrganizations 1

1 When Leaders Are at Their Best 9

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership—Leadership Is aRelationship—Putting It All Together: Credibility Is theFoundation

PRACTICE 1 MODEL THE WAY 41

2 Clarify Values 43

Find Your Voice—Affirm Shared Values

3 Set the Example 71

Live the Shared Values—Teach Others to Model theValues

PRACTICE 2 INSPIRE A SHARED VISION 99

4 Envision the Future 101

Imagine the Possibilities—Find a Common Purpose

5 Enlist Others 127

Appeal to Common Ideals—Animate the Vision

PRACTICE 3 CHALLENGE THE PROCESS 155

6 Search for Opportunities 157

Seize the Initiative—Exercise Outsight

7 Experiment and Take Risks 185

Generate Small Wins—Learn from Experience

PRACTICE 4 ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT 213

8 Foster Collaboration 215

Create a Climate of Trust—Facilitate Relationships

9 Strengthen Others 241

Enhance Self-Determination—Develop Competence andConfidence

PRACTICE 5 ENCOURAGE THE HEART 271

10 Recognize Contributions 273

Expect the Best—Personalize Recognition

11 Celebrate the Values and Victories 301

Create a Spirit of Community—Get Personally Involved

12 Leadership Is Everyone’s Business 329

Look to Leaders Everywhere—Know How Important YouAre—Practice—Reflect—Remain Humble andHuman—Seize the Moment—Remember the Secret to Successin Life

Notes 347

Acknowledgments 375

About the Authors 379

Index 383

For Tae and Jackie with all our love. Thank you for all you doand all that you have given us.

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James Kouzes is the Dean's Executive Fellow ofLeadership, 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 andformer Dean (1997-2009) of the Leavey School of Business, SantaClara University. An accomplished scholar, he also providesleadership workshops and seminars around the world.

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

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