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

  • 7h 31m
  • Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2022

The latest edition of the gold-standard guide for leadership development

In the new seventh edition of The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, best-selling leadership authors and business scholars James Kouzes and Barry Posner deliver an essential strategic playbook for effective leadership. The book’s actionable advice is grounded in robust research and deep insights into the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace.

Premier authorities in the field, the authors frame leadership as both a skill to be learned and as a relationship to be nurtured. They demonstrate how to achieve extraordinary results in the face of contemporary business challenges with engaging stories, current case studies, and straightforward frameworks for those who seek continuous, incremental improvement.

The book also offers:

  • Incisive commentary on the shift toward team-oriented and hybrid work relationships
  • Key insights into how to break through a new and pervasive level of cynicism amongst the modern workforce
  • Strategies for leveraging the electronic global village to deliver better results within your team, in your department, and across your organization

Perfect for every practicing and aspiring leader who wants to stay current, relevant, and effective in a rapidly evolving business environment, The Leadership Challenge will help you remain impactful and capable of inspiring and motivating your constituents at every level.

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 Book

  • When Leaders are at Their Best
  • Clarify Values
  • Set the Example
  • Envision the Future
  • Enlist Others
  • Search for Opportunities
  • Experiment and Take Risks
  • Foster Collaboration
  • Strengthen Others
  • Recognize Contributions
  • Celebrate the Values and Victories
  • Treat Challenge as an Opportunity
  • Endnotes
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