Developing Extraordinary Leaders
A practical framework for developing emerging leadership talent Learning Leadership answers the fundamental question, "Are leaders born or made?" The bestselling authors of The Leadership Challenge have reunited to show you how to build extraordinary leadership behaviors in anyone...
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A practical framework for developing emerging leadership talent
Learning Leadership answers the fundamental question, "Are leaders born or made?" The bestselling authors of The Leadership Challenge have reunited to show you how to build extraordinary leadership behaviors in anyone on your team. Based on more than 30 years of research with data from more than 70 countries, this book provides a concrete framework for identifying and developing the leadership potential in emerging stars, through a series of actions that inspire, motivate, and train. You'll discover how your own behaviors and practices impact your team's idea of the leadership role, and learn what you might do differently to instill a baseline level of leadership competence in all team members. Whether their leadership qualities are already apparent or nothing more than a glimmer of a spark, this insightful guide gives you evidence-based strategies to ignite the fire and shape tomorrow's great leaders.
Great leadership is the critical component to great performance. A leader must posses many qualities, but one of the most important is the ability to recognize and develop upcoming leadership talent. This guide provides an actionable framework to help you give structure to the process.
Elevate and enable your team's aspirations Initiate challenges to both test and build new skills Model good leadership and promote leadership behaviors Show personal and practical support for your emerging leaders
Are leaders born or made? Yes. Leadership is a skill like any other--some are born with the talent, but anyone can learn with practice and the right guidance. All leaders, regardless of innate or learned abilities, require a supportive and challenging environment in which to develop their skills and truly step into the leadership mindset. Learning Leadership is a practical guide for building leadership in anyone.
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.
- :introduction The World Needs Exemplary Leaders Xv <p><b>part I Learning Leadership Fundamentals 1</b></p> <p>chapter 1 Leaders Are Born And So Are You 3</p> <p>chapter 2 Leadership Makes A Difference 13</p> <p>chapter 3 You Are Already Leading—just Not Frequently Enough 23</p> <p><b>part Ii Fundamental One: Believe You Can 33</b></p> <p>chapter 4 You Have To Believe In Yourself 35</p> <p>chapter 5 Learning Is The Master Skill 45</p> <p>chapter 6 Leadership Emerges From Within 55</p> <p><b>part Iii Fundamental Two: Aspire To Excel 65</b></p> <p>chapter 7 You Have To Know What&rsquo;s Important To You 67</p> <p>chapter 8 Who You Are Isn&rsquo;t Who You Will Be 77</p> <p>chapter 9 It&rsquo;s Not Just About You 87</p> <p><b>part Iv Fundamental Three: Challenge Yourself 97</b></p> <p>chapter 10 Challenge Is Your Leadership Training Ground 99</p> <p>chapter 11 Get Curious And Go Kick The Ball Around 109</p> <p>chapter 12 Get Gritty And Stay Hardy 119</p> <p>chapter 13 Courage Gives You The Strength To Grow 129</p> <p><b>part V Fundamental Four: Engage Support 139</b></p> <p>chapter 14 I Couldn&rsquo;t Have Done It Without You 141</p> <p>chapter 15 Get Connected 151</p> <p>chapter 16 Without Feedback You Cannot Grow 159</p> <p><b>part Vi Fundamental Five: Practice Deliberately 169</b></p> <p>chapter 17 Leadership Takes Practice, And Practice Takes Time 171</p> <p>chapter 18 Context Matters 181</p> <p>chapter 19 Learning Leadership Must Be A Daily Habit 191</p> <p><b>part Vii Commit To Becoming The Best 201</b></p> <p>chapter 20 It&rsquo;s Not How You Start; It&rsquo;s How You Finish 203</p> <p>notes 213</p> <p>acknowledgments 236</p> <p>about The Authors 239</p> <p>index 244</p>