PRAISE FOR THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE
"This is a classic one of the few books on leadership that′s actually worth reading. The Leadership Challenge is more relevant than ever: a practical, evidence–based resource on how to mobilize people around a common goal."
Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take
"The Leadership Challenge sets the standard for leadership and is a must read at any stage of your career. ′The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership′ provide a comprehensive road map to help us understand what it takes to inspire those we are privileged to lead, and also teaches us to lead with empathy, conviction, and authenticity."
Mike Selfridge, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer, First Republic Bank
"Up–to–date, superbly compelling, and full of heart, the sixth edition of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner′s classic draws on an unmatched trove of new data to offer fresh context to the fundamentals of great leadership. The Leadership Challenge remains the essential text for leaders who want to achieve the extraordinary in today′s hypercompetitive environment."
Sally Helgesen, author, The Female Vision, The Web of Inclusion, and The Female Advantage
"The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership are the foundation and road map for developing leadership skills that are needed today more than ever. The Leadership Challenge, Sixth Edition shares real world examples of how putting the practices to work makes great companies and leaders. This book should be on every leader′s desk and have lots of bookmarks."
Garry Ridge, President and CEO, WD–40 Company, coauthor of Helping People Win at Work
Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Organisations xi
WHAT LEADERS DO AND WHAT CONSTITUENTS EXPECT 1
1 When Leaders Are at Their Best 3
2 Credibility is the Foundation of Leadership 25
MODEL THE WAY 45
3 Clarify Values 47
4 Set the Example 71
INSPIRE A SHARED VISION 93
5 Envision the Future 95
6 Enlist Others 117
CHALLENGE THE PROCESS 143
7 Search for Opportunities 145
8 Experiment and Take Risks 169
ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT 193
9 Foster Collaboration 195
10 Strengthen Others 219
ENCOURAGE THE HEART 245
11 Recognise Contribution 247
12 Celebrate the Values and Victories 271
13 Leadership is Everyone s Business 295
About the Authors 351