The most trusted source of leadership wisdom, updated to address today's realities The Leadership Challenge is the gold-standard manual for effective leadership, grounded in research and written by the premier authorities in the field. With deep insight into the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace, this book positions leadership both as a skill to be learned, and as a relationship that must be nurtured to reach its full potential. This new sixth edition has been revised to address current challenges, and includes more international examples and a laser focus on business issues; you'll learn how extraordinary leaders accomplish extraordinary things, and how to develop your leadership skills and style to deliver quality results every time. Engaging stories delve into the fundamental roles that great leaders fulfill, and simple frameworks provide a primer for those who seek continuous improvement; by internalizing key insights and putting concepts into action, you'll become a more effective, more impactful leader. A good leader gets things done; a great leader aspires, inspires, and achieves more. This book highlights the differences between good and great, and shows you how to bridge the chasm between getting things done and making things happen. Gain deep insight into leadership's critical role in organizational health Navigate the shift toward team-oriented work relationships Motivate and inspire to break through the pervasive new cynicism Leverage the electronic global village to deliver better results Business is evolving at an increasingly rapid rate, and leaders must keep pace with the changes or risk stagnation. People work differently, are motivated differently, and have different expectations today—business as usual is quickly losing its effectiveness. The Leadership Challenge helps you stay current, relevant, and effective in the modern workplace.
Market_Desc: This is essential reading for all leaders. The authors' philosophy is that leadership is everyone's business , including corporate, government, education, religion and others. Graduate school courses are also a major target audience. Special Features: · The book's central theme, Leadership is Everyone's Business, is more relevant today than ever and its themes echo across society, from business to culture to politics and education· Includes more solid research and more examples of real leaders than any other leadership book available. About The Book: This edition is completely revised for today's business realities. Grounded in extensive research, it captures the continuing interest in leadership as a critical aspect of human organizations. Kouzes and Posner, the premier leadership experts working today, demonstrate how visionary leaders accomplish extraordinary things, and they address current challenges such as the new cynicism, the electronic global village, and the shift to team-oriented work relationships. With engaging stories and keen insights, they delve into the fundamental aspects of leadership to help readers keep pace with our ever-changing world. This new edition has new examples as well as some of the tried and With CD classic stories. The authors also take this opportunity to underscore that not only is leadership everyone's business, but that it is a relationship -- one of personal self-development and the development of those being led.
Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge is a faith-based companion to the best-selling leadership book of all time--The Leadership Challenge. Grounded in Jim and Barry’s time-tested research, Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge describes their Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership ® --Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart—and offers practical guidance and inspiring examples about how Christian leaders can have a powerful impact in their workplaces, communities, and congregations by bringing their faith into their leadership. In addition to Jim and Barry’s foundational wisdom, the book brings together five leaders who reflect on the Five Practices from a Christian perspective. John C. Maxwell, David McAllister-Wilson, Patrick Lencioni, Nancy Ortberg, and Ken Blanchard share insights and stories culled from personal experience and the lives of other Christian leaders who have accomplished extraordinary things in churches, communities, classrooms, and corporations. Their thoughtful reflections on the role of faith in leadership will propel leaders and aspiring leaders
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.
Based on Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's classic book The Leadership Challenge, this Workbook will be your hands-on guide for improving your ability to put into action the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model and become a leader who Models the Way, Inspires a Shared Vision, Challenges the Process, Enables Others to Act, and Encourages the Heart. The Workbook's easy-to-use worksheets make efficient planning simple and practical and supports your success in three ways: Reflection: Think about your approach to leadership and become more conscious about how well you engage in each of the Practices. Application: Apply the Practices and commitments to all your projects. Implications: Record what you've learned about yourself, your team, your organization, and your project. Develop your leadership potential with The Leadership Challenge Workbook!
An Innovative Tool for Enhancing Vision Skills Throughout 25 years of leadership research, bestselling Leadership Challenge authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have consistently found that Inspire a Shared Vision is the practice that differentiates leaders from other credible people. They've also found that, for most leaders, it is the toughest practice. Vision is one of those words that evokes ridicule and awe, cynicism and mystery, confusion and inspiration. It's one of the most misunderstood words in the leadership lexicon. In The Leadership Challenge, vision is defined as: An IDEAL and UNIQUE IMAGE of the FUTURE for the COMMON GOOD This hands-on workbook is designed to help you get more comfortable and stronger at Inspiring a Shared Vision. It will guide you through the process of developing a clearer picture of that ideal future, and then it will help you to communicate it more effectively to those who can help you implement it. In addition, the workbook contains sections that will enable you to make your team a more forward-thinking group and your organization a more visionary place. And because visions are co-created and shared, there is a section on how to build visionary skills in others. Following the step-by-step process outlined in the book you will be able to: Draft an effective vision statement Craft a persuasive vision presentation Test the presentation Create different versions of the presentation to suit the audience/situation Seek feedback from your audience and evaluate your vision effectiveness Each section contains activities to help you focus on the skills needed to become more adept at looking ahead and creating the workplace and the world you would like to see.
Based on the best-selling book and popular Workshop of the same name, "The Leadership Challenge Leadercast Series" is comprised of six audio podcasts that reinforce The Five Practices of Exemplary LeadershipA(R) model: Inspire a Shared Vision, Model the Way, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. Each podcast will be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. After listeners are introduced to the series in the first episode, they will receive weekly updates that cover each of The Five Practices. Developed with The Leadership ChallengeA(R) Workshop Master Facilitator, Beth High, this product is designed to extend the learning and development of leaders at all levels, helping them to maintain momentum and focus after their initial exposure to The Five Practices. "The Leadership Challenge Leadercast Series" is built around real stories from leaders in the field a men, women, young and old, from around the globe, leading in different arenas. What is similar is their passion to lead more effectively. In each episode there is a quick review of The Practice, then Beth High transitions into the story. Authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner then discuss their reactions to the leader's situation. At the end of the episode, Beth High provides coaching tips to help guide reflection of the episode and further focus on The Practice. Ideal for leaders who have attended "The Leadership ChallengeA(R) Workshop," received feedback via the "Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)," or have simply read "The Leadership Challenge," "The Leadership Challenge Leadercast Series" is a valuable development tool for today's on-the-go leaders. Important Information toReview Before Making This Download Purchase Before purchasing a Pfeiffer Download, you will need AdobeA(R) AcrobatA(R) ReaderA(R) Software. If you do not already have it installed on your computer, you may download this free software from the Adobe Web site at Adobe.com. All Pfeiffer Downloads that you purchase from this site will come with specific restrictions that allow Pfeiffer to protect the copyrights of its products. Just before completing your purchase, you will be prompted to accept our License Agreement. If you do not accept the parameters of this agreement, your credit card will not be charged and your order will be cancelled.
The Leadership Challenge Workshop Card, 4e: Side A - The Ten Commitments of Leadership; Side B - The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
This handy, inexpensive, pocket-size card—made for desks, organizers, and wallets—offers a quick reference to the model presented in The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition and used in LPI. Give one card to each of your LPI program participants and they'll have a handy, everyday reminder of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Or purchase the card for your own easy reference. This tool is essential to continued application of the world-renowned Five Practices model!
Note from the publisher: This edition includes an access code so students can take the Student Leadership Practices Inventory Self Online, a brief, 30-question assessment to help them explore their own leadership behaviors and skills and determine the steps they can take to liberate the leader within and become their best selves. If you rent or purchase a used book, the access code may have been redeemed previously and will no longer work. In this updated and expanded second edition of The Student Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner apply their extensive research and expertise to demonstrate that anyone can be a leader, regardless of age or experience. They challenge high school and undergraduate college students to examine their leadership actions and aspirations. Your students will learn from first-hand leadership stories from young leaders like themselves around the world, helping them to deeply understand and explore The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart The book guides students through the concrete actions they can take to become exemplary leaders, from finding their voice and clarifying their values, to recognizing others' contributions and celebrating others’ victories. The authors ask readers to reflect at the end of each chapter on their own leadership experiences and abilities now and for the future.
Backed by over 25 years of original research, The Leadership Challenge Workshop is an intense discovery process created by best-selling authors, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. The Workshop demystifies the concepts of leadership and leadership development and approaches it as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors, establishing a unique underlying philosophy—leadership is everyone's business. This Participant Workbook provides everything needed for high-impact workshops for participants.