The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations by James M. KouzesThe Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations by James M. Kouzes

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

byJames M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

Hardcover | April 17, 2017

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The most trusted source of leadership wisdom, updated to address today's realities

The Leadership Challenge is the gold-standard manual for effective leadership, grounded in research and written by the premier authorities in the field. With deep insight into the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace, this book positions leadership both as a skill to be learned, and as a relationship that must be nurtured to reach its full potential. This new sixth edition has been revised to address current challenges, and includes more international examples and a laser focus on business issues; you'll learn how extraordinary leaders accomplish extraordinary things, and how to develop your leadership skills and style to deliver quality results every time. Engaging stories delve into the fundamental roles that great leaders fulfill, and simple frameworks provide a primer for those who seek continuous improvement; by internalizing key insights and putting concepts into action, you'll become a more effective, more impactful leader.

A good leader gets things done; a great leader aspires, inspires, and achieves more. This book highlights the differences between good and great, and shows you how to bridge the chasm between getting things done and making things happen.

  • Gain deep insight into leadership's critical role in organizational health
  • Navigate the shift toward team-oriented work relationships
  • Motivate and inspire to break through the pervasive new cynicism
  • Leverage the electronic global village to deliver better results

Business is evolving at an increasingly rapid rate, and leaders must keep pace with the changes or risk stagnation. People work differently, are motivated differently, and have different expectations today—business as usual is quickly losing its effectiveness. The Leadership Challenge helps you stay current, relevant, and effective in the modern workplace.

JAMES M. KOUZES is the Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and lectures on leadership around the world to corporations, governments, and nonprofits. BARRY Z. POSNER is Accolti Professor of Leadership and former Dean of the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. An acco...
Title:The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in OrganizationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.1 × 6.3 × 1.2 inPublished:April 17, 2017Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1119278961

ISBN - 13:9781119278962

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Bought this as a resource book in our workplace. There's a lot of really great insights on leadership and covers how to have a more effective organization. Definitely a good resource for the whole team and not just for management.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from School Textbook I had to read this book for a Leadership class in university. At first I was skeptical and thought this would just be a class to boost my GPA... well it was by far my favourite class and this book is amazing! I would recommend this book for anyone, not just people in a management position. I NEVER highlight or markup my books, but this one has been highlighted, flagged, and marked-up. It is a great book to read a few chapters before bed or just waking up to start the day.
Date published: 2017-08-29