′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)
From the Inside Flap
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 global 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 important, that it can be learned. The world and the workplace have changed dramatically since the first edition of The Leadership Challenge went to press, and through over 100 all-new case studies and firsthand accounts, Jim and Barry explore the toughest organizational challenges leaders face today. Yet while the context of leadership has changed dramatically, the content of leadership has endured the test of time. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® remain not only relevant today but critical to a leader's success. Kouzes and Posner's research reveals that when leaders understand that leadership is a relationship and when they begin to engage in The Five PracticesModel the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heartthey are better able to embark on their lifelong journey of success and significance. By exploring The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in action around the world, Jim and Barry offer fresh insight into the changes in how people work and what people want from their work. An indispensable resource for leaders at all levels, this anniversary edition of The Leadership Challenge is a landmark update and must-read for anyone looking to be a better leader and make extraordinary things happen.
From the Back Cover
" The Leadership Challenge is still popular and relevant after 25 years for a reason: it is a classic. No one provides more practical real–world advice than Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. This is the book on leadership that I recommend to all of my clients, and I think this is the greatest book on leadership ever written." — Marshall Goldsmith , bestselling author, MOJO and What Got You Here Won′t Get You There "This is perhaps the most comprehensive field guide ever written for leaders. It has been a key part of my personal journey as a leader for years." — Patrick Lencioni , president, The Table Group; bestselling author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage "Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have done it again! In this all–new fifth edition of The Leadership Challenge —the bible for leaders everywhere—they have taken their leadership ideas to new heights, befitting of the challenges leaders face in this global era." — Bill George , author, True North; former chairman and CEO, Medtronic, Inc. "No book has ever chronicled the practices of true leadership better than The Leadership Challenge , and this updated edition deftly outlines how to be a phenomenal leader in the 21st century." — Chip Conley , founder, Joie de Vivre Hotels; author, PEAK and Emotional Equations "Now in its fifth edition, The Leadership Challenge has stood the test of time for good reason: it′s quite simply one of the best books you′ll ever read on leadership." — Ken Blanchard , coauthor, The One Minute Manager and Great Leaders Grow "I read The Leadership Challenge as a new manager building Oracle University and was deeply affected by it. It shaped me as a leader and influenced my career. Reading the fifth edition twenty years later, I am struck by how its wisdom stands the test of time while also providing fresh, relevant insights for leading at your best and mobilizing others to achieve the extraordinary." — Liz Wiseman , author, Multipliers " The Leadership Challenge remains one of the five best books I have ever read. Twenty–five years after its first publication, I still continually recommend it to others looking to improve as leaders." — John C. Maxwell , leadership expert; bestselling author, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership "Leaders get people moving. They energize and mobilize. They take people and organizations to places they have never been before. Leadership is not a fad, and the leadership challenge never goes away."—from the Introduction Visit www.leadershipchallenge.com to learn more. Download the app The Leadership Challenge Mobile Tool below, which will help you engage with and act on the ideas in this book.
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).