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The Truth About Leadership

James M KouzesBarry Z Posner

The Truth About Leadership

James M KouzesBarry Z Posner

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A fresh look at what it means to lead from two of the biggest names in leadership

In these turbulent times, when the very foundations of organizations and societies are shaken, leaders need to move beyond pessimistic predictions, trendy fads, and simplistic solutions. They need to turn to what's real and what's proven. In their engaging, personal, and bold new book, Kouzes and Posner reveal ten time-tested truths that show what every leader must know, the questions they must be prepared to answer, and the real-world issues they will likely face.

  • Based on thirty years of research, more than one million responses to Kouzes and Posner's leadership assessment, and the questions people most want leaders to answer
  • Explores the fundamental, enduring truths of leadership that hold constant regardless of context or circumstance-leaders make a difference, credibility, values, trust, leading by example, heart, and more
  • Shows emerging leaders what they need to know to be effective; fans of The Leadership Challenge will find a dynamic new look at the real challenges leaders face today

Drawing from cases spanning three generations of leaders from around the world, this is a book leaders can use to do their real and necessary work-bringing about the essential changes that will renew organizations and communities.



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About "The Truth About Leadership"

A fresh look at what it means to lead from two of the biggest names in leadership

In these turbulent times, when the very foundations of organizations and societies are shaken, leaders need to move beyond pessimistic predictions, trendy fads, and simplistic solutions. They need to turn to what's real and what's proven. In their engaging, personal, and bold new book, Kouzes and Posner reveal ten time-tested truths that show what every leader must know, the questions they must be prepared to answer, and the real-world issues they will likely face.

  • Based on thirty years of research, more than one million responses to Kouzes and Posner's leadership assessment, and the questions people most want leaders to answer
  • Explores the fundamental, enduring truths of leadership that hold constant regardless of context or circumstance-leaders make a difference, credibility, values, trust, leading by example, heart, and more
  • Shows emerging leaders what they need to know to be effective; fans of The Leadership Challenge will find a dynamic new look at the real challenges leaders face today

Drawing from cases spanning three generations of leaders from around the world, this is a book leaders can use to do their real and necessary work-bringing about the essential changes that will renew organizations and communities.


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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: What Everyone Wants To Know About Leadership.

    truth 1: You Make A Difference.

    truth 2: Credibility Is The Foundation Of Leadership.

    truth 3: Values Drive Commitment.

    truth 4: Focusing On The Future Sets Leaders Apart.

    truth 5: You Can't Do It Alone.

    truth 6: Trust Rules.

    truth 7: Challenge Is The Crucible Of Greatness.

    truth 8: You Either Lead By Example Or You Don't Lead At All.

    truth 9: The Best Leaders Are The Best Learners.

    truth 10: Leadership Is An Affair Of The Heart.

    epilogue: Leaders Say Yes.

    about The Authors.

    acknowledgements.

    notes.

    index.

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  • Catalogue Code 448307
  • Product Code 9780470633540
  • ISBN 0470633549
  • EAN 9780470633540
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category Leadership
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher John Wiley Press
  • Publication Date Jul 2010
  • Sales Rank #47496
  • Dimensions 218 x 147 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.344kg

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