Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge  (trade paper)  -     By: James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
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John Wiley & Sons / 2006 / Paperback

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Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge gathers together in one place a remarkable collection of leaders who share insights on faith and leadership. Well-grounded in research, this reflective and practical book shows how Christian leaders - no matter the setting - put into place The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0787983373
ISBN-13: 9780787983376
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Author Bio

Jim Kouzes is an Executive Fellow at the Center forInnovation and Entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business,Santa Clara University. He is also chairman emeritus of the TomPeters Company, a professional services firm that inspiresorganizations to invent the new world of work using leadershiptraining and consulting solutions.
Jim is featured as one of the workplace experts in GeorgeDixon’s book What Works at Work: Lessons from theMasters (1988) and in Learning Journeys: Top ManagementExperts Share Hard-Earned Lessons on Becoming Great Mentors andLeaders, edited by Marshall Goldsmith, Beverly Kaye, and KenShelton (2000). Not only is he a highly regarded leadership scholarand an experienced executive, the Wall Street Journal hascited him as one of the twelve most requested non-universityexecutive education providers to U.S. companies.
A popular seminar and conference speaker, Jim shares his insightsabout the leadership practices that contribute to high performancein individuals and organizations.
Jim directed the Executive Development Center (EDC) at Santa ClaraUniversity from 1981 through 1987. Under his leadership, the EDCwas awarded two gold medals from the Council for the Advancementand Support of Education. He also founded the Joint Center forHuman Services Development at San Jose State University, which hemanaged from 1972 until 1980; prior to that, he was on the staff ofthe University of Texas School of Social Work.
His career in training and development began in 1969, when, as partof the Southwest urban team, Jim conducted seminars for CommunityAction Agency staff and volunteers in the “war onpoverty” effort. Jim received his B.A. degree (1967) withhonors from Michigan State University in political science and acertificate (1974) from San Jose State University’s School ofBusiness for completion of the internship in organizationdevelopment.
Jim’s interest in leadership began while he was growing up inWashington,D.C. In 1961, he was one of a dozen Eagle Scoutsselected to serve in John F. Kennedy’s Honor Guard at thepresidential inauguration.
Inspired by Kennedy, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 1967through 1969. Jim can be reached at jim@kouzesposner.com.

Barry Posner is dean of The Leavey School of Business andProfessor of Leadership at Santa Clara University (Silicon Valley,California), where he has received numerous teaching and innovationawards, including his school’s and his university’shighest faculty awards. An internationally renowned scholar andeducator, Barry is the author or coauthor of more than one hundredresearch and practitioner-focused articles in such publications asAcademy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology,Human Relations, Personnel Psychology, IEEE Transactions onEngineering Management, Journal of Business Ethics, CaliforniaManagement Review, Business Horizons, and ManagementReview. In addition to the books he coauthored with Jim Kouzes,Barry has coauthored several books on project management, mostrecently Checkered Flag Projects: 10 Rules for Creating andManaging Projects that Win! Barry is on the editorial reviewboards for the Journal of Management Inquiry and Journalof Business Ethics.Barry received his B.A. degree (1970) with honors from theUniversity of California, Santa Barbara, in political science. Hereceived his M.A. degree (1972) from The Ohio State University inpublic administration and his Ph.D. degree (1976) from theUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst, in organizational behaviorand administrative theory.
Having consulted with a wide variety of public and private sectororganizations around the globe, Barry currently sits on the boardof directors for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and theSan Jose Repertory Theatre.He has served previously on the boardsof Public Allies, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Santa Clara County,the Center for Excellence in Non-Profits, Sigma Phi EpsilonFraternity, and several start-up companies.At Santa ClaraUniversity, he has served as associate dean for graduate programsand managing partner for the Executive Development Center.
Barry’s interest in leadership began when he was a studentduring the turbulent unrest on college campuses in the late 1960s;he was participating in and reflecting on the effort to understandthe balance between energetic collective action and chaotic andfrustrated anarchy.
Barry can be reached at bposner@scu.edu. More information about Jimand Barry and their work can be found on their Web site:www.theleadershipchallenge.com.

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