Preface: Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations. 1 WHAT LEADERS DO AND WHAT CONSTITUENTS EXPECT. 1 THE FIVE PRACTICES OF EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP Leadership Opportunities Are Everywhere. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Leadership Is a Relationship. The Ten Commitments of Leadership. 2 CREDIBILITY IS THE FOUNDATION OF LEADERSHIP. What People Look For and Admire in Leaders. Putting It All Together: Credibility Is the Foundation. 2 MODEL THE WAY. 3 CLARIFY VALUES. Find Your Voice. Affirm Shared Values. Reflection and Action. 4 SET THE EXAMPLE. Personify the Shared Values. Teach Others to Model the Values. Reflection and Action. 3 INSPIRE A SHARED VISION. 5 ENVISION THE FUTURE. Imagine the Possibilities. Find a Common Purpose. Reflection and Action. 6 ENLIST OTHERS. Appeal to Common Ideals. Animate the Vision. Reflection and Action. 4 CHALLENGE THE PROCESS. 7 SEARCH FOR OPPORTUNITIES. Seize the Initiative. Exercise Outsight. Reflection and Action. 8 EXPERIMENT AND TAKE RISKS. Generate Small Wins. Learn from Experience. Reflection and Action 5 ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT. 9 FOSTER COLLABORATION. Create a Climate of Trust. Facilitate Relationships. Reflection and Action. 10 STRENGTHEN OTHERS. Enhance Self-Determination. Develop Competence and Confidence. Reflection and Action. 6 ENCOURAGE THE HEART. 11 RECOGNIZE CONTRIBUTIONS. Expect the Best. Personalize Recognition. Reflection and Action. 12 CELEBRATE THE VALUES AND VICTORIES. Create a Spirit of Community. Be Personally Involved. Reflection and Action. 7 LEADERSHIP FOR EVERYONE. 13 LEADERSHIP IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS. You Are the Most Important Leader in Your Organization. Leadership Is Learned. Leaders Make a Difference. First Lead Yourself. Moral Leadership Calls Us to Higher Purposes. Humility Is the Antidote to Hubris. Leadership Is in the Moment. The Secret to Success in Life. Notes. Acknowledgments. About the Authors. Index.
James M. Kouzes is Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. Barry Z. Posner, Ph.D. is Dean of the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and Professor of Leadership. Kouzes and Posner are the coauthors of A Leader's Legacy, Credibility, Encouraging the Heart, and The Leadership Challenge Workbook, as well as 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 of Exemplary Leadership.
Kouzes gives workshops in executive development and managing growth companies; Posner conducts seminars in communication, group dynamics, etc. Their excellent book on leadership for business executives covers identifying and developing leadership qualities, building commitment into action, and other important topics. In addition to discussing the theoretical foundations of leadership, the authors use many examples from work situations to demonstrate application. In a field in which many books are available, this one is readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended for collections serving business executives and students. Grace Klinefelter, Ft. Lauderdale Coll. Lib., Fla.
"The management classic," ("Financial Times," Tuesday 11th September 2007) "After 20 years in print, this key publication has undergone a substantial revision for its fourth edition." ("People Management," Thursday 1st November 2007) "After three editions and 20 years in print, this leadership classic continues to be the premier resource on becoming a leader." ("Securities & Investment Review," November 2007)
An inspirational and practical handbook, this expanded revision of a bestselling manual originally published in 1987 offers sound advice to corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, to managers and employees and to aspiring leaders in retail, manufacturing, government, community, church and school settings. Drawing on interviews and a questionnaire survey of more than 3000 leaders, the authors identify five fundamental practices of exemplary leadership: challenge the status quo; inspire a shared vision; enable others to act; model the way forward by setting an example; tap individuals' inner drives by linking rewards and performance. Kouzes, chairman and CEO of TPG/Learning Systems, and Posner, managing partner of Santa Clara University's Executive Development Center in California, write insightful, down-to-earth, jargon-free prose. This new edition has been substantially updated to reflect the challenges of shrinking work forces, rising cynicism and expanded telecommunications. An appendix includes the author's Leadership Practices Inventory, a tool for assessing leadership behavior. 75,000 first printing; Executive Program Book Club main selection; author tour. (Sept.)