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The Leadership Challenge Workbook (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner) [Paperback]

James M. Kouzes

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17 Aug 2012 J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner (Book 263)
The new edition of the classic change leader′s workbook A blend of leadership development, project management, and execution, this perfect companion to the bestselling The Leadership Challenge has been refreshed in time for the 25th Anniversary of this trusted leadership development program. Updated with a new global perspective and new research, it is the ultimate change leader′s workbook. Based on Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner′s classic book The Leadership Challenge , this workbook is a hands–on guide for improving your ability to put into action the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model and become a leader who Models the Way, Inspires a Shared Vision, Challenges the Process, Enables Others to Act, and Encourages the Heart. Significantly updated, with a new global focus Features the latest research and refer to new case studies, including international examples Can be used as a project–planning, change–creating, and personal–best–making tool More relevant and effective than ever the Third Edition of The Leadership Challenge Workbook will help leaders in every organization improve their ability to communicate a vision, strengthen co–worker commitment, build trust among fellow employees, maintain employee satisfaction, and much more.

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Barry Posner is the Accolti Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University (located in the heart of Silicon Valley), where he served for 12 years as Dean of the School. Barry, along with his co-author Jim Kouzes, received the American Society for Training and Development's highest award for their Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance. Named as one of the nation's top management and leadership educators by the International Management Council and recognized as one of the Top 50 leadership coaches in America, and ranked among the 10 Most Influential HR thinkers in the world by HR magazine.

He is the co-author of the award-winning and best-selling leadership book The Leadership Challenge. Described as a groundbreaking research study, this book combines keen insights with practical applications and captures both why and how leadership is everyone's business. With over 2 million copies in print, this book has been named one of The Top 100 Business Books of All Time, book-of-the-year by the American Council of Health Care Executives, received the Critic's Choice Award from book review editors, and translated into over 20 foreign languages.

The Leadership Practices Inventory has been called "the most reliable, up-to-date leadership instrument available today," and the online version has been completed by over 3 million people around the globe. Barry has also co-authored several other award-winning, inspiring and practical books on leadership: Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It; The Truth About Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-of-the Matter Facts You Need to Know; Encouraging the Heart: A Leaders Guide to Recognizing and Rewarding Others; The Academic Administrator's Guide to Exemplary Leadership; and A Leader's Legacy.

Barry is an internationally renowned scholar who has published more than 85 research and practitioner-oriented articles, in such journals as the: Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations, Personnel Psychology, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and the like. He is currently on the editorial review boards of the International Journal of Servant-Leadership and Leadership and Organizational Development. Barry has served on the Board of Directors for both publicly-listed and privately-held companies, and for a number of public and community organizations, such as the American Institute of Architects, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Global Women's Leadership Network, and EMQ FamiliesFirst.

Barry received an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a master's degree from the Ohio State University in public administration, and his Ph.D. in organizational behavior and administrative theory from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. At Santa Clara he has received the President's Distinguished Faculty Award, the School's Extraordinary Faculty Award, and several other outstanding teaching and leadership honors. He has been a visiting professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Sabanci University (Istanbul), and the University of Western Australia.

Described as a warm, engaging and pragmatic conference speaker and dynamic workshop facilitator, Barry has worked with such organizations as: Alcoa, Apple, Applied Materials, Australian Institute of Management, Charles Schwab, Conference Board of Canada, Dow, Hewlett-Packard, IKEA, Kaiser Permanente Health Care, L.L. Bean, Levi Strauss, Merck, NetApp, Northrop Grumman, Trader Joe's, among others, and been involved with leadership development efforts at more than 50 college campuses. He has made presentations and conducted workshops across the U.S., and around the globe, from Canada, Mexico, South America, and Europe to the Far East (China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia), Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

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"The best leaders are constantly learning. . . But there's a catch. Unexamined experiences don't produce the rich insights that come from reflection and analysis."—from the Introduction If you want to become a better leader, you need to study your own performance and become more conscious about the choices that you are making and how you are acting on your intentions. Based on the insights of the 5th edition of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's The Leadership Challenge®, the hands-on experience of the Workbook engages you to examine and improve your ability to put into action The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model. It offers a powerful opportunity for you to: Reflect on each essential element of leading and to act in ways that incrementally create forward momentum Think beyond your personal agenda and imagine how your leadership efforts engage others' desires Involve others in the planning and the doing, because you can't do it alone More relevant and effective than ever, the third edition of The Leadership Challenge Workbook will help leaders in every organization better communicate a vision, strengthen co-worker commitment, build trust among fellow employees, maintain employee satisfaction, and much more.

About the Author

James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner are the bestselling coauthors of The Leadership Challenge, Credibility, The Truth About Leadership, Encouraging the Heart, A Leader's Legacy, and over a dozen other books and workbooks on leadership. They also developed the highly-acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI) a 360-degree assessment tool based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. An Executive Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, California, Jim was cited by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve executive educators in the U.S. Barry is Accolti Professor of Leadership at Santa Clara University and former dean of the Leavey School of Business.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Attain your personal best during your next project 2 Aug 2012
By Book Mark - Published on
So, who is this book for? According to the authors, not just people in a "leadership position." Rather, it's for anyone who has the desire and will to lead. The workbook begins by getting you to look in the mirror. The next time you find yourself asking "Why don't they do something about that," you should look at yourself in the mirror and change the question to "Why don't YOU do something about that?"

The workbook takes a very inspiring and practical approach. Instead of working on leadership skills in general, the exercises in the book are framed in the context of a "personal best" leadership project. Whether it's a project you've been assigned, or a project you've created, the workbook's practice is designed to elevate your leadership to the best it's ever been over the course of the project.

That's so much more concrete than a general, abstract approach. Targeted feedback comes in immediately, and there's much less wondering how to apply the ideas.

Just as the Leadership Challenge book does, it follows the 5 essential rules that the authors believe will create your personal best as a ruler:

1. Model the Way
2. Inspire a Shared Vision
3. Challenge the Process
4. Enable Others to Act
5. Encourage the Heart

Each chapter is broken up into Reflection, Application, and Implications. It's the Implications part that makes a real difference. It means seeing where things could or will go "from here." It's an open-ended approach that leaves the mind alert to developments and possibilities.

This workbook is highly recommended for those in leadership positions, or who wish to lead. It should prove useful in situations that demand innovation, as well as those that require a more conservative approach.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical Real-World Lessons 29 April 2013
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This book has challenged me to look internally and externally about leadership problems, solutions, and to think critically about them. So far it has been excellent.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally useful 10 Feb 2013
By Jarizona - Published on
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The 5 practices are totally relevant in today's professional climate. I ordered a workbook for each member of my team. We are going through the exercises, and everyone has chosen a project on which to practice the principles. I believe this will give all of us the tools we need to get through some sticky problems.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For leaders 21 Aug 2013
By Adam Liebow - Published on
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Good companion to the text and I recommend it to readers of all discipline. Use this workbook after reding each chapter of the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best leadership book I have ever read! 12 Dec 2013
By John B. Spence - Published on
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The best leadership book ever written. I have read 400+ leadership books and this is #1 in my library. Fantastic information, lots of superb data, well-written - I cannot say enough good things about this book - to me it is an absolute MUST read if you are in any way serious about leadership development.
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