The Leadership Challenge, 7th Edition: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations

  • 11h 14m 46s
  • Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

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 seventh 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.

About the Author

JAMES KOUZES is a fellow at the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University and formerly the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

BARRY POSNER holds the Michael J. Accolti, S.J., Chair at Santa Clara University and is Professor of Leadership with the Leavey School of Business. He is Chair of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship and previously served as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, as well as Executive Education, and as Dean of the Leavey School.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - When Leaders Are at Their Best
  • Chapter 2 - Clarify Values
  • Chapter 3 - Set the Example
  • Chapter 4 - Envision the Future
  • Chapter 5 - Enlist Others
  • Chapter 6 - Search for Opportunities
  • Chapter 7 - Experiment and Take Risks
  • Chapter 8 - Foster Collaboration
  • Chapter 9 - Strengthen Others
  • Chapter 10 - Recognize Contributions
  • Chapter 11 - Celebrate the Values and Victories
  • Chapter 12 - Treat Challenge as an Opportunity