The Leadership Challenge : How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations
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.
- Hardback | 400 pages
- 151 x 245 x 27mm | 864g
- 13 Jun 2017
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- New York, United States
- 6th Edition
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"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
Back cover copy
Revised to address current challenges with updated cases, this edition includes numerous international examples and perspectives from a variety of disciplines and industries. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership(R)--the model that Jim and Barry derived from studying personal-best leadership experiences--continues to prove its validity as a clear, evidence-based path to achieving the extraordinary for individuals, teams, organizations, and communities. Real-life examples of the behaviors that all leaders at all levels demonstrate when they are at their personal best are provided, and the book clearly shows that leadership is not about personality; it's about an observable and learnable set of skills and abilities. The Leadership Challenge, Sixth Edition, turns the abstract concept of leadership into easy-to-grasp actions and behaviors that can be learned by anyone willing to step up and accept the challenge to lead.
Table of contents
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
"...this book is a well written piece of art, which gives the reader practical skills and tips on how to start and maintain conversations in any situation." (Nursing Times, April 2018)
About James M. Kouzes