Great Leadership Creates Great Workplaces
2014-03-18||March 2014 Jossey-BassAdd to Cart
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In their first short format work, James Kouzes and Barry Posner
explore just how great workplaces are made by great leaders. Using
their research and data from more than 2,000,000 constituents
around the world, as well as the results of their 30-years of
research, they have expanded their work with The Five Practices of
Exemplary Leadership to create a new metric of Positive Workplace
Attitudes, directly addressing how leaders affect employee
engagement. Their research shows just how feeling positive about
being part of the workplace strongly influences people’s
willingness to apply discretionary effort to their work.
People will put forth much more effort for their best leaders and
very little for their worst leaders. Leaders who foster engagement
get people to go from acceptable to good and even to great.
Exemplary leaders produce these extraordinary results by answering these questions:
• “What exactly are these leadership practices?”
• “What are the leadership behaviors and actions that make a difference?”
• “What can we do ourselves to become great leaders?”
“What can we do to help others improve their leadership