Truth about Leadership The No-Fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know

ISBN-10: 0470633549

ISBN-13: 9780470633540

Edition: 2010

Authors: James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

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For more than 20 years, Kouzes and Posner's The Leadership Challenge franchise has helped people discover and develop their leadership potential. A basic premise of the program is that everyone has a potential leader within, and with practice, can get better at it.In this all-new, accessible work that will appeal to the devotees of the franchise and new readers as well, Jim and Barry ground their teachings in some of the real world challenges leaders and potential leader's face. This new work will explore the 10 truths every leaders must know, the questions they must be prepared to answer, and the real-world issues they will likely face.Leadership is a relationship. Leadership is a relationship between those who choose to lead and those who choose to follow. Any discussion of leadership must attend to the dynamics of this relationship. Exemplary leaders are devoted to building relationships based on mutual respect and caring, because they know that the quality of the relationships will determine the quality of the results. The emotional intelligence of a leader has more to do with their effectiveness than their experience and their expertise. One leader told us, "I may not be the most knowledgeable person...but I know how to get other people to think well about themselves." What an awesome ability to have. The very best leaders know that their job is to make others feel powerful and capable, not to acquire power for themselves. The very best know that leadership is not really about leaders. It's all about the people and the purpose.Truth 1. Leadership is everyone's business.Truth 2. Credibility is the foundation.Truth 3. Personal values drive commitment.Truth 4. You either lead by example, or you don't lead at all.Truth 5. Looking forward is a leadership prerequisite.Truth 6. It's not just the leader's vision.Truth 7. Challenge provides the opportunity for greatness.Truth 8. You can't do it alone.Truth 9. Caring is at the heart of leadership.Truth 10. Leadership can be learned.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/17/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction: What Everyone Wants to Know about Leadership
You Make a Difference
Credibility is the Foundation of Leadership
Values Drive Commitment
Focusing on the Future Sets Leaders Apart
You Can't do it Alone
Trust Rules
Challenge is the Crucible For Greatness
You Either Lead by Example or You Don't Lead at All
The Best Leaders are the Best Learners
Leadership is an Affair of the Heart
Epilogue: Leaders Say Yes
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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