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The Leadership Challenge. How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations. 6th Edition

  • ID: 3984157
  • Book
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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

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INTRODUCTION

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

PRACTICE 1

MODEL THE WAY 45

3 Clarify Values 47

4 Set the Example 71

PRACTICE 2

INSPIRE A SHARED VISION 93

5 Envision the Future 95

6 Enlist Others 117

PRACTICE 3

CHALLENGE THE PROCESS 143

7 Search for Opportunities 145

8 Experiment and Take Risks 169

PRACTICE 4

ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT 193

9 Foster Collaboration 195

10 Strengthen Others 219

PRACTICE 5

ENCOURAGE THE HEART 245

11 Recognise Contribution 247

12 Celebrate the Values and Victories 271

13 Leadership is Everyone s Business 295

Endnotes 315

Acknowledgements 349

About the Authors 351

Index 355

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James M. Kouzes
Barry Z. Posner
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