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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.
First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
A comprehensive blueprint for the enlightened leader The Leadership Contract is the modern leader's handbook for organizational renewal. Leaders are no longer "rulers," nor are they accidental—in today's business climate, leadership is both a trait and a specific set of skills. It's about trust, commitment, communication, and drive. This book shows you how to become the leader your organization needs. You'll go beyond adopting the habits and practices of an effective leader and actually put it in writing to establish a leadership contract that ensures the success of your company. This revised and updated edition includes new coverage of accountability, personal and organizational levels of the leadership contract, new Gut Check summary questions after each chapter, and additional opening and closing remarks to provide key insight into what the leadership role entails. Recent studies show that only 7 percent of employees have trust and confidence in their senior leaders. How can organizations succeed without the support of their employees? This book aims to build better leaders and establish a true leadership culture that inspires the entire organization. Learn why a leadership contract is needed and what it entails Discover the real impact of your decisions and work ethic Motivate and inspire by making the right connections Facilitate a vibrant, positive culture that innovates and thrives Exceptional leadership is the heart of a successful organization. Employees need to be able to trust in the skills, strategy, judgment, and motivation of those steering the ship. The Leadership Contract provides a blueprint for today's leaders, and guides you toward becoming the leader your employees deserve.
Today, it is essential for leaders to interact closely within an organization’s community to effectively promote its organizational development. Understanding trust at the individual level allows for business improvement. Servant Leadership Styles and Strategic Decision Making provides the relevant theoretical framework and the latest empirical research on servant leadership styles and cognitive styles from an Eastern perspective. Featuring coverage on a variety of topics including autocratic leadership, leadership effectiveness, and organizational support, this book explores decision-making theories as moderators and mediators for leadership effectiveness. This book is designed for managers, professionals, researchers, educators, and administrators seeking current research on participative leader decision making and philosophy.
What does calling, competence, confidence, character, confidentiality, community, camaraderie, compassion, courage, and charisma have to do with leadership? Everything! Every pastor must build upon these ten essential elements for effective leadership. Dave West explores these ten elements through the lens of his vast military experience, the Bible, and leadership theories. Each chapter encourages you to become the best leader God called you to become. Throughout this book, Dave challenges you through his personal life stories to share your stories with other pastors. You will discover how charisma serves as the bonding agent of the other nine elements to strengthen and support your leadership. If you desire to lead your organization more effectively, then this book is a must read.
What You Need To Know About “The Leadership Dozen” The Leadership Dozen are 12 specific skills and qualities that are embedded in a leadership perspective that embraces a people approach through “people skills.” Because of the importance of influence in leadership, connecting with people through relationships (with “strong people skills”) is critical to leadership effectiveness and success. The Leadership Dozen are the tools that a leader can use to strengthen their ability to influence and build strong “people skills.” More important, the 12 skills and qualities are learnable and can be developed further through continuous practice. All one needs to do is to invest time, energy, and effort to experience amazing results. The Leadership Dozen is an examination of how great leaders over the course of history have used a dozen or more skills and qualities to successfully lead their organizations or their causes. The book emphasizes one of the most indispensable core values – people skills. If you want to become a better leader, connect with people more effectively, accomplish more positive results, and feel that you are making a difference in people’s lives, then the Leadership Dozen can help you in meeting your goals and expectations. The Leadership Dozen is a must.
This timely, engaging and practical book explores why leadership matters in primary care, and how everyone can discover their leadership potential and use it to make a difference. Tailored specifically to the needs of primary care, and full of real-life clinical and management scenarios, the authors - both GPs as well as highly experienced leadership mentors - demonstrate how learning the art of leadership can be a significant and rewarding part of personal and professional development.
Are you ready for the leadership moment? “Gripping adventure and actionable advice.”—Fast Company Merck’s Roy Vagelos commits millions of dollars to develop a drug needed only by people who can’t afford it • Eugene Kranz struggles to bring the Apollo 13 astronauts home after an explosion rips through their spacecraft • Arlene Blum organizes the first women's ascent of one of the world's most dangerous mountains • Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain leads his tattered troops into a pivotal Civil War battle at Little Round Top • John Gutfreund loses Salomon Brothers when his inattention to a trading scandal almost topples the Wall Street giant • Clifton Wharton restructures a $50 billion pension system direly out of touch with its customers • Alfredo Cristiani transforms El Salvador’s decade-long civil war into a negotiated settlement • Nancy Barry leads Women's World Banking in the fight against Third World poverty • Wagner Dodge faces the decision of a lifetime as a fast-moving forest fire overtakes his firefighting crew.