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The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, 5th Edition

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Praise for the Fifth Edition of The Leadership Challenge
  3. THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE MOBILE TOOL
  4. Title page
  5. Copyright page
  6. Dedication
  7. INTRODUCTION: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations
    1. THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE
    2. A FIELD GUIDE FOR LEADERS
  8. CHAPTER 1 When Leaders Are at Their Best
    1. THE FIVE PRACTICES OF EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP
    2. LEADERSHIP IS A RELATIONSHIP
    3. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: CREDIBILITY IS THE FOUNDATION
  9. PRACTICE 1: MODEL THE WAY
    1. CHAPTER 2 Clarify Values
      1. FIND YOUR VOICE
      2. AFFIRM SHARED VALUES
    2. CHAPTER 3 Set the Example
      1. LIVE THE SHARED VALUES
      2. TEACH OTHERS TO MODEL THE VALUES
  10. PRACTICE 2: INSPIRE A SHARED VISION
    1. CHAPTER 4 Envision the Future
      1. IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES
      2. FIND A COMMON PURPOSE
    2. CHAPTER 5 Enlist Others
      1. APPEAL TO COMMON IDEALS
      2. ANIMATE THE VISION
  11. PRACTICE 3: CHALLENGE THE PROCESS
    1. CHAPTER 6 Search for Opportunities
      1. SEIZE THE INITIATIVE
      2. EXERCISE OUTSIGHT
    2. CHAPTER 7 Experiment and Take Risks
      1. GENERATE SMALL WINS
      2. LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE
  12. PRACTICE 4: ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT
    1. CHAPTER 8 Foster Collaboration
      1. CREATE A CLIMATE OF TRUST
      2. FACILITATE RELATIONSHIPS
    2. CHAPTER 9 Strengthen Others
      1. ENHANCE SELF-DETERMINATION
      2. DEVELOP COMPETENCE AND CONFIDENCE
  13. PRACTICE 5: ENCOURAGE THE HEART
    1. CHAPTER 10 Recognize Contributions
      1. EXPECT THE BEST
      2. PERSONALIZE RECOGNITION
    2. CHAPTER 11 Celebrate the Values and Victories
      1. CREATE A SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY
      2. GET PERSONALLY INVOLVED
    3. CHAPTER 12 Leadership Is Everyone’s Business
      1. LOOK TO LEADERS EVERYWHERE
      2. KNOW HOW IMPORTANT YOU ARE
      3. PRACTICE
      4. REFLECT
      5. REMAIN HUMBLE AND HUMAN
      6. SEIZE THE MOMENT
      7. REMEMBER THE SECRET TO SUCCESS IN LIFE
  14. Acknowledgments
  15. About the Authors
  16. Index
  17. MORE ON THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE . . .