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The leadership challenge : how to make extraordinary things happen in organizations

by Kouzes, James M., 1945- (Author), Posner, Barry Z. (Author)

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"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... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Making extraordinary things happen in organizations
  • What leaders do and what constituents expect. When leaders are at their best
  • Credibility is the foundation of leadership
  • Practice 1. Model the way. Clarify values
  • Set the example
  • Practice 2. Inspire a shared vision. Envision the future
  • Enlist others
  • Practice 3. Challenge the process. Search for opportunities
  • Experiment and take risks
  • Practice 4. Enable others to act. Foster collaboration
  • Strengthen others
  • Practice 5. Encourage the heart. Recognize contributions
  • Celebrate the values and victories
  • Leadership is everyone's business.