Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader

  • 6h 43m 43s
  • BarryZ. Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

Uncover the extraordinary leader in you with straightforward exercises and advice from two of the world's foremost leadership experts

From the bestselling authors of The Leadership Challenge and over a dozen award-winning leadership books comes a new book that examines a question of fundamental importance: How do people learn to become leaders?

Learning Leadership is a comprehensive guide to unleashing the inner leader in us all and to building a solid foundation for a lifetime of leadership growth and mastery. The book offers a concrete framework to help individuals of all levels, functions, and backgrounds take charge of their own leadership development and become the best leaders they can be.

Arguing that all individuals are born with the capacity to lead, bestselling authors Kouzes and Posner provide listeners with a practical series of actions and specific coaching tips for harnessing that capacity and creating a context in which they can excel. Supported by over thirty years of research, from over seventy countries, and with examples from real-world leaders, Learning Leadership is a clarion call to unleash the leadership potential that is already present in society today.

About the Author

JAMES M. KOUZES is the Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and lectures on leadership around the world to corporations, governments, and nonprofits.

BARRY Z. POSNER is the Accolti Endowed Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business. An accomplished scholar, he also provides leadership workshops and seminars around the world.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: The World Needs Exemplary Leaders
  • Chapter 1 - Leaders Are Born and So Are You
  • Chapter 2 - Leadership Makes a Difference
  • Chapter 3 - You Are Already Leading—Just Not Frequently Enough
  • Chapter 4 - You Have to Believe in Yourself
  • Chapter 5 - Learning Is the Master Skill
  • Chapter 6 - Leadership Emerges from Within
  • Chapter 7 - You Have to Know What's Important to You
  • Chapter 8 - Who You Are Isn't Who You Will Be
  • Chapter 9 - It's Not Just About You
  • Chapter 10 - Challenge Is Your Leadership Training Ground
  • Chapter 11 - Get Curious and Go Kick the Ball Around
  • Chapter 12 - Get Gritty and Stay Hardy
  • Chapter 13 - Courage Gives You the Strength to Grow
  • Chapter 14 - I Couldn't Have Done It without You
  • Chapter 15 - Get Connected
  • Chapter 16 - Without Feedback You Cannot Grow
  • Chapter 17 - Leadership Takes Practice, and Practice Takes Time
  • Chapter 18 - Context Matters
  • Chapter 19 - Learning Leadership Must Be a Daily Habit
  • Chapter 20 - It's Not How You Start; It's How You Finish


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