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Strengthening Credibility: A Leader's Workbook

Strengthening Credibility: A Leader's Workbook

James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner, Jane Bozarth (With)

ISBN: 978-1-118-01701-2

Jul 2011, Pfeiffer

200 pages

Select type: Paperback


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From the authors of The Leadership Challenge, a workbook to strengthen every leader's capacity for developing and sustaining credibility

Accompanying the publication of the Second Edition of their bestselling book Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It, leadership gurus James Kouzes and Barry Posner (authors of The Leadership Challenge) create a guide to help leaders put into practice The Six Disciplines of Credibility: Discovering Your Self, Appreciating Constituents and Their Diversity, Affirming Shared Values, Developing Capacity, Serving a Purpose, and Sustaining Hope. Through practical individual activities, the reader will assemble a blueprint for implementing the principles of credibility in their everyday practice of leadership.

  • Offers a series of activities to build leaders' understanding and application of Kouzes and Posner's proven, systematic approach to leading with credibility
  • Written by the authors of The Leadership Challenge and based on their bestselling book, Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It
  • Contains easy-to-use worksheets that make efficient learning simple and practical

The credibility of its leaders is critical to the success of any organization. This workbook provides a path for mastering this foundational principle of exemplary leadership.


1 Leadership Is a Relationship.

2 Credibility Makes a Diff erence.

3 Discipline 1: Discover Yourself.

4 Discipline 2: Appreciate Constituents.

5 Discipline 3: Affi rm Shared Values.

6 Discipline 4: Develop Capacity.

7 Discipline 5: Serving a Purpose.

8 Discipline 6: Sustain Hope.

9 Th e Struggle to Be Human.

Characteristics of an Admired Leader.

About the Authors.