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The 25th anniversary edition of the bestselling business classic, completely revised and updated For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source on becoming a better leader, selling more than 2 million copies in over 20 languages since its first publication. Based on Kouzes and Posner's extensive research, this all-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today's world, proving how leadership is a relationship that must be nurtured, and most importantly, that it can be learned. * Features over 100 all-new case studies and examples, which show The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in action around the world * Focuses on the toughest organizational challenges leaders face today * Addresses changes in how people work and what people want from their work An indispensable resource for leaders at all levels, this anniversary edition is a landmark update and must-read.
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Introduction: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations 1 1 When Leaders Are at Their Best 9 The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership?Leadership Is a Relationship?Putting It All Together: Credibility Is the Foundation 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 the Values 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 and Confidence 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 You Are?Practice?Reflect?Remain Humble and Human?Seize the Moment?Remember the Secret to Success in Life Notes 347 Acknowledgments 375 About the Authors 379 Index 383 For Tae and Jackie with all our love. Thank you for all you do and all that you have given us.

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About the Author

James 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 Posner is Accolti Professor of Leadership and former Dean (1997-2009) of the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. An accomplished scholar, he also provides leadership workshops and seminars around the world. Kouzes and Posner are the authors of Credibility, The Truth About Leadership, A Leader's Legacy, Encouraging the Heart, and The Student Leadership Challenge , among many other works. They also developed the highly acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).

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'One of the most trusted sources on leadership techniques since its first publication 25 years ago.' (European CEO, 1st August 2012) '...If you're forward-looking enough to be serious about yourself as a competent leader, you need this book' (Supply Management, December 2012) '...now in its fifth edition -- and rightly so. The book presents the issues of leadership in an easy-to-digest manner, debunking the myth that leadership is some entity that people have or don't have' (Professional Manager, March 2013)

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