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Number of Pages: 197
Publication Date: 2010
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A fresh look at what it means to lead from two of the biggestnames in leadership
In these turbulent times, when the very foundations oforganizations and societies are shaken, leaders need to move beyondpessimistic predictions, trendy fads, and simplistic solutions.They need to turn to what's real and what's proven. In theirengaging, personal, and bold new book, Kouzes and Posner reveal tentime-tested truths that show what every leader must know, thequestions they must be prepared to answer, and the real-worldissues they will likely face.
- Based on thirty years of research, more than one millionresponses to Kouzes and Posner's leadership assessment, and thequestions people most want leaders to answer
- Explores the fundamental, enduring truths of leadership thathold constant regardless of context or circumstance-leaders make adifference, credibility, values, trust, leading by example, heart,and more
- Shows emerging leaders what they need to know to be effective;fans of The Leadership Challenge will find a dynamic newlook at the real challenges leaders face today
Drawing from cases spanning three generations of leaders fromaround the world, this is a book leaders can use to do their realand necessary work-bringing about the essential changes that willrenew organizations and communities.
James M. Kouzes is the Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership,Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and one of theleading executive educators in the United States.
Barry Z. Posner is Professor of Leadership at Santa ClaraUniversity, where he served as Dean of the Leavey School ofBusiness for twelve years (19962009).
Together, they are the bestselling authors of The LeadershipChallenge, A Leader's Legacy, Credibility, Encouraging the Heart,The Leadership Challenge Workbook, and over a dozen other books andworkbooks on leadership. They also developed the highly acclaimedLeadership Practices Inventory (LPI), a 360-degree assessment toolbased on The Five Practices. They are among the most sought-afterscholars and educators on the subjects of leadership and leadershipdevelopment.
For more information, please visitwww.truthaboutleadership.com
—PATRICK LENCIONI, president, The Table Group, andauthor of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and GettingNaked
“The leadership truths Kouzes and Posner lay out have notonly endured the test of time but are even more relevant now in aworld transformed by Twittering Millennials. Buy copies foryourself, your boss, and also for leaders of yourorganization.”
—CHARLENE LI, author of Open Leadership, andfounder, Altimeter Group
“The Truth About Leadership provides some of thebest practical advice on leadership I’ve read in a long time.If you have not read Kouzes and Posner and you manage people, shameon you. Start here. If you have read their work and your workplaceneeds a shot in the arm, you’ll find this book a quick,engaging jewel that will help you become a more trusted, credible,and valued leader.”
—ADRIAN GOSTICK, author of The CarrotPrinciple
“I’ve always been a big proponent of simple truths.That’s why I love the new book from Jim Kouzes and BarryPosner, The Truth About Leadership. Jim and Barryspell out ten fundamental truths about leadership and every one ofthem is right on. If you want to do a fact check on your leadershipexpertise, read this book!”
—KEN BLANCHARD, coauthor of The One MinuteManager® and Leading at a Higher Level
“Regardless of your experience, age, generation, or lifestage, The Truth About Leadership will remind you of thevital role leaders play in our lives, renew your interest inunderstanding what makes a leader great, and rekindle your desireto be an inspiring leader yourself.”
—LYNNE LANCASTER, coauthor of When GenerationsCollide and The M-Factor
“Elegant in its simplicity and powerful in its depth,The Truth About Leadership dazzles the reader withevidence-based knowledge and practical inspiration This is that onein a million book that serves to pull an entire field together forthe reader. No matter how many books you’ve read onleadership, you will better understand each of them after readingthis remarkable book.”
—COLONEL TOM KOLDITZ, PhD, professor, U.S. MilitaryAcademy at West Point, and author of In ExtremisLeadership
“This is a book a leader should put on his or hernightstand and read a chapter a night to refresh on what isimportant from a leadership perspective.”
—STEPHEN ALMASSY, Global Vice Chair, OCA/Industry,Ernst & Young Global Limited