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Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It, Revised Edition

Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It, Revised Edition

James M. Kouzes , Barry Z. Posner

ISBN: 978-0-787-97520-3

Jan 1998, Jossey-Bass

384 pages

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$12.99

Description

"Leadership is personal. It's not about the corporation, the community, or the country. It's about you. If people don't believe in the messenger, they won't believe the message. If people don't believe in you, they won't believe in what you say. And if it's about you, then it's about your beliefs, your values, your principles."-- from Credibility
In this best-selling book, Kouzes and Posner (authors of The Leadership Challenge), explain why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone. They provide rich examples of real managers in action and reveal the six key disciplines and related practices that strengthen a leader's capacity for developing and sustaining credibility. Kouzes and Posner show how leaders can encourage greater initiative, risk-taking, and productivity by demonstrating trust in employees and resolving conflicts on the basis of principles, not positions.
Introduction: On Credibility and Character

1. Leadership is a Relationship

2. Credibility Makes a Difference

3. Discovering Your Self

4. Appreciating Constituents and Their Diversity

5. Affirming Shared Values

6. Developing Capacity

7. Serving a Purpose

8. Sustaining Hope

9. The Struggle to be Human

Appendix: Studies on the Impact of Credibility and What Constitutes Credible Behavior

Notes

Acknowledgements

The Authors

Name Index

Subject Index

 

A personal, inspiring, and genuine guide to helping us all understand the fundamental importance of credibility for building personal and organizational success.
* Another book from authors of The Leadership Challenge--the book that has sold more than one million copies.
* Filled with rich examples and stories of real managers in action.
* Reveals the six key disciplines and related practices that strengthen a leader's capacity for development and sustaining credibility.