The first true revision of the classic book from the bestselling author of The Leadership Challenge As the world falls deeper into economic downturns and warfare, the question of credibility (how leaders gain and lose it) is more important...
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The first true revision of the classic book from the bestselling author of The Leadership Challenge
As the world falls deeper into economic downturns and warfare, the question of credibility (how leaders gain and lose it) is more important than ever. Building on their research from The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner explore in Credibility why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone, and why leaders must "Say what you mean and mean what you say." This first full revision of the book since its initial publication in 1993 features new case studies from around the world, fully updated data and research, and a streamlined format. Written by the premier leadership experts working today, Credibility:
Reveals the six key disciplines that strengthen a leader's capacity for developing and sustaining credibility. Provides rich examples of real managers in action Includes updates to the applications and research
This personal, inspiring, and genuine guide helps you understand the fundamental importance of credibility for building personal and organizational success.
James M. Kouzes is Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. ýBarry Z. Posner, Ph.D. is Dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. ýKouzes and Posner are the coauthors of A Leader's Legacy, Credibility, Encouraging the Heart, and The Leadership Challenge Workbook, and over a dozen other books and workbooks on leadership and leadership development. They also developed the highly acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and LPI Online, 360-degree assessment tools based on the Five Practices.
JAMES M. KOUZES is chairman emeritus of the Tom Peters Company, a leadership development firm. A popular seminar and conference speaker, he has been cited by the The Wall Street Journal as one of the 12 most requested "non-university executive-education providers" to US companies. ýBARRY Z. POSNER is Dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. He has served on several boards (both corporate and non-profit) and on the faculty of numerous executive education programs. He has published over 80 articles and sits on the editorial boards of several journals.
- :<p><b>introduction</b> On Credibility And The Restoration Of Trust And Confidence Xi</p> <p>1 Leadership Is A Relationship 1</p> <p>2 Credibility Makes A Difference 22</p> <p>3 Discover Your Self 42</p> <p>4 Appreciate Constituents 62</p> <p>5 Affirm Shared Values 84</p> <p>6 Develop Capacity 111</p> <p>7 Serve A Purpose 132</p> <p>8 Sustain Hope 153</p> <p>9 The Struggle To Be Human 174</p> <p><b>epilogue</b> Character Counts 201</p> <p>notes 203</p> <p>acknowledgments 229</p> <p>about The Authors 233</p> <p>index 237</p>