The Leadership Challenge Workbook, 3rd Edition
June 2012, Jossey-Bass
A blend of leadership development, project management, and execution, this perfect companion to the bestselling The Leadership Challenge has been refreshed in time for the 25th Anniversary of this trusted leadership development program. Updated with a new global perspective and new research, it is the ultimate change leader's workbook.
Based on Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's classic book The Leadership Challenge, this workbook is a hands-on guide for improving your ability to put into action the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model and become a leader who Models the Way, Inspires a Shared Vision, Challenges the Process, Enables Others to Act, and Encourages the Heart.
- Significantly updated, with a new global focus
- Features the latest research and refer to new case studies, including international examples
- Can be used as a project-planning, change-creating, and personal-best-making tool
More relevant and effective than ever the Third Edition of The Leadership Challenge Workbook will help leaders in every organization improve their ability to communicate a vision, strengthen co-worker commitment, build trust among fellow employees, maintain employee satisfaction, and much more.
1 How to Use Th is Workbook 7
2 Th e Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership 11
3 Selecting Your Personal-Best Leadership Project 19
4 Model the Way 29
5 Inspire a Shared Vision 49
6 Challenge the Process 75
7 Enable Others to Act 91
8 Encourage the Heart 109
9 Reflecting on Your Personal-Best Leadership Project 127
10 The Challenge Continues 143
About the Authors 147
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner are the bestselling coauthors of The Leadership Challenge, Credibility, The Truth About Leadership, Encouraging the Heart, A Leader's Legacy, and over a dozen other books and workbooks on leadership. They also developed the highly-acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI) a 360-degree assessment tool based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. An Executive Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, California, Jim was cited by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve executive educators in the U.S. Barry is Accolti Professor of Leadership at Santa Clara University and former dean of the Leavey School of Business.