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Developing Extraordinary Leaders

James M KouzesBarry Z Posner

Developing Extraordinary Leaders

James M KouzesBarry Z Posner

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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.



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About "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 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.


- Publisher

Meet the Authors

James M Kouzes

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.

Barry Z Posner

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.

Table Of Contents

  • :introduction The World Needs Exemplary Leaders Xv

    part I Learning Leadership Fundamentals 1

    chapter 1 Leaders Are Born And So Are You 3

    chapter 2 Leadership Makes A Difference 13

    chapter 3 You Are Already Leading—just Not Frequently Enough 23

    part Ii Fundamental One: Believe You Can 33

    chapter 4 You Have To Believe In Yourself 35

    chapter 5 Learning Is The Master Skill 45

    chapter 6 Leadership Emerges From Within 55

    part Iii Fundamental Two: Aspire To Excel 65

    chapter 7 You Have To Know What’s Important To You 67

    chapter 8 Who You Are Isn’t Who You Will Be 77

    chapter 9 It’s Not Just About You 87

    part Iv Fundamental Three: Challenge Yourself 97

    chapter 10 Challenge Is Your Leadership Training Ground 99

    chapter 11 Get Curious And Go Kick The Ball Around 109

    chapter 12 Get Gritty And Stay Hardy 119

    chapter 13 Courage Gives You The Strength To Grow 129

    part V Fundamental Four: Engage Support 139

    chapter 14 I Couldn’t Have Done It Without You 141

    chapter 15 Get Connected 151

    chapter 16 Without Feedback You Cannot Grow 159

    part Vi Fundamental Five: Practice Deliberately 169

    chapter 17 Leadership Takes Practice, And Practice Takes Time 171

    chapter 18 Context Matters 181

    chapter 19 Learning Leadership Must Be A Daily Habit 191

    part Vii Commit To Becoming The Best 201

    chapter 20 It’s Not How You Start; It’s How You Finish 203

    notes 213

    acknowledgments 236

    about The Authors 239

    index 244

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  • Catalogue Code 448305
  • Product Code 9781119144281
  • ISBN 1119144280
  • EAN 9781119144281
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category Leadership
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher John Wiley Press
  • Publication Date Apr 2016
  • Sales Rank #62032
  • Dimensions 236 x 165 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.666kg

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