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The Leadership Challenge Workbook

The Leadership Challenge Workbook
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-06-15
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9781118429457
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Summary : Based on Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's classic book The Leadership Challenge, this Workbook will be your 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. The Workbook's easy-to-use worksheets make efficient planning simple and practical and supports your success in three ways: Reflection: Think about your approach to leadership and become more conscious about how well you engage in each of the Practices. Application: Apply the Practices and commitments to all your projects. Implications: Record what you've learned about yourself, your team, your organization, and your project. Develop your leadership potential with The Leadership Challenge Workbook!

The Leadership Challenge Workbook, 3rd Edition and The Leadership Challenge, 5th Edition Set

The Leadership Challenge Workbook, 3rd Edition and The Leadership Challenge, 5th Edition Set
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-19
  • Total pages :904
  • ISBN : 1118609646
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Summary : EL LIDERAZGO ES UN ASUNTO DE TODOS Esta listo para aprovechar las oportunidades que llevan a obtener resultados extraordinarios? Esta listo para inspirar a los demas a sonar, alentar su participacion activa y estar a su lado cuando las cosas se tornen dificiles? Esta listo para liderar? Mas que nunca, nuestras familias, nuestras organizaciones, nuestras naciones y nuestro mundo necesitan personas que esten dispuestas a aceptar este duro desafio. El Taller The Leadership Challenge(R) (El desafio del liderazgo) le brinda la posibilidad de hacerlo--de tomar la iniciativa, aprovechar las oportunidades y marcar la diferencia. Respaldado por mas de 20 anos de investigacion original, el Taller The Leadership Challenge(R) es un proceso de descubrimiento unico e intenso creado por los autores de exitos de ventas, Jim Kouzes y Barry Posner. El Taller desmitifica el concepto de liderazgo y lo aborda como un conjunto de comportamientos que pueden aprenderse. En otras palabras, olvidese de los cargos, los puestos, la jerarquia o la experiencia laboral. El liderazgo esta relacionado con lo que usted hace. Este Libro de tareas del participante esta disenado para acompanarlo en un viaje apasionante para el descubrimiento de uno mismo. Basadas en el celebre modelo Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership(R) (Las cinco practicas de liderazgo ejemplar) de Kouzes y Posner, las paginas interactivas lo ayudan a descubrir el significado mas profundo de: A medida que avance en este Libro de tareas, pronto descubrira que la experiencia del Taller The Leadership Challenge(R) es mas que una tipica sesion de capacitacion. Incluso, podria cambiar su vida. LOS AUTORES James M. Kouzes y Barry Z. Posner se encuentran entre los especialistas y educadores mas buscados en la materia del liderazgo y el desarrollo del liderazgo. Han estado trabajando, escribiendo y ensenando en esta area valiosa por mas de treinta anos.

The Leadership Challenge Workshop

The Leadership Challenge Workshop
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-20
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 9781119741664
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Summary : Backed by over 25 years of original research, The Leadership Challenge Workshop is an intense discovery process created by best-selling authors, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. The Workshop demystifies the concepts of leadership and leadership development and approaches it as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors, establishing a unique underlying philosophy—leadership is everyone's business. This Participant Workbook provides everything needed for high-impact workshops for participants.

The Leadership Challenge Workshop, Participant's Workbook

The Leadership Challenge Workshop, Participant's Workbook
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-08-29
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9780787981303
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Summary : This Participant's Workbook is designed to accompany you on an exciting journey of self-discovery. Grounded in Kouzes and Posner's celebrated Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership model, the interactive pages help you to uncover the deeper meanings of: Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart

The Challenge Continues, Participant Workbook

The Challenge Continues, Participant Workbook
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-07-06
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 9780470402856
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Summary : Continue Your Leadership Journey With a Deep Dive Into Challenge the Process Over the last twenty-five years, The Leadership Challenge established a reputation as a research-driven, evidence-based leadership development model with a simple, yet profound, principle at its core: leadership is a measurable and learnable set of behaviors. The Challenge Continues program offers you the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the Challenge the Process leadership practice. Designed for leaders familiar with The Leadership Challenge principles and its Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership foundational model, this new program addresses the important question: "What's Next?" The third of bestselling authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's Five Practices, Challenge the Process is about: Searching for opportunities by seizing the initiative and by looking outward for innovative ways to improve Experimenting and taking risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from experience Your Participant Workbook is a hands-on tool, designed to accompany you on the next phase of your personal leadership development journey. Beginning with a focus on what you have already accomplished and what has gone well with this Practice, the pages then guide you through several interactive exercises and a practical process for expanding and refining your Challenge the Process skills. You will also explore ways in which can develop your team members and influence the broader spheres of you work unit or organization. Finishing up the module with a detailed action plan, you will leave the session with a detailed map for continuing your journey toward exceptional leadership.

The Student Leadership Challenge

The Student Leadership Challenge
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner,Beth High,Gary M. Morgan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-16
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9781118599679
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Summary : Designed to be used with the The Student Leadership Challenge or the Student Leadership Practices Inventory, this workbook will help students go deeper into the actual practice of leadership, guiding them in better understanding and embodying The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in a meaningful and relevant way. It includes activities and worksheets; a unit on taking, digesting, and understanding the Student Leadership Practices Inventory; and a section that helps students commit to and work on their leadership development in an ongoing way.

The Leadership Challenge Workshop, Participant Workbook

The Leadership Challenge Workshop, Participant Workbook
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-13
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781118552827
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Summary : And updated edition of the bestselling change leader's workbook The indispensable companion to the international bestseller, The Leadership Challenge, this workbook is a hands-on guide for improving your ability to put into action the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadershipï¿1⁄2 model and become a leader who Models the Way, Inspires a Shared Vision, Challenges the Process, Enables Others to Act, and Encourages the Heart. The definitive project-planning, change-creating, and personal-best-making tool, The Leadership Challenge Workbook, 4th Edition helps leaders to improve their ability to communicate a vision, strengthen co-worker commitment, build trust among fellow employees, maintain employee satisfaction, and much more.

Leadership is Everyone's Business

Leadership is Everyone's Business
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-20
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 9781119741657
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Summary : Backed by over 20 years of original research, The Leadership Challenge Workshop is a unique and intense discovery process created by best-selling authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. The Workshop demystifies the concept of leadership and approaches it as a learnable set of behaviors. In other words, forget about job titles, forget about position or rank or work experience. Leadership is about what you do. In this non-manager version of the Participant Workbook, Kouzes and Posner introduce individual contributors to The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. The one-day program is about how the "leadership is not the private reserve of a few charismatic men and women. It is a process ordinary people use when they are bringing forth the best from themselves and others." The authors' goal is to "liberate the leader in everyone" with this inspiring, results-oriented Workshop.

The Leadership Challenge Vision Book

The Leadership Challenge Vision Book
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-06-21
  • Total pages :64
  • ISBN : 9780470592038
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Summary : An Innovative Tool for Enhancing Vision Skills Throughout 25 years of leadership research, bestselling Leadership Challenge authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have consistently found that Inspire a Shared Vision is the practice that differentiates leaders from other credible people. They've also found that, for most leaders, it is the toughest practice. Vision is one of those words that evokes ridicule and awe, cynicism and mystery, confusion and inspiration. It's one of the most misunderstood words in the leadership lexicon. In The Leadership Challenge, vision is defined as: An IDEAL and UNIQUE IMAGE of the FUTURE for the COMMON GOOD This hands-on workbook is designed to help you get more comfortable and stronger at Inspiring a Shared Vision. It will guide you through the process of developing a clearer picture of that ideal future, and then it will help you to communicate it more effectively to those who can help you implement it. In addition, the workbook contains sections that will enable you to make your team a more forward-thinking group and your organization a more visionary place. And because visions are co-created and shared, there is a section on how to build visionary skills in others. Following the step-by-step process outlined in the book you will be able to: Draft an effective vision statement Craft a persuasive vision presentation Test the presentation Create different versions of the presentation to suit the audience/situation Seek feedback from your audience and evaluate your vision effectiveness Each section contains activities to help you focus on the skills needed to become more adept at looking ahead and creating the workplace and the world you would like to see.

Strengthening Credibility

Strengthening Credibility
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner,Jane Bozarth
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-07-26
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 9781118017012
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Summary : From the authors of "The Leadership Challenge" comes a workbook to strengthen every leader's capacity for developing and sustaining credibility. Through practical individual activities, the reader will assemble a blueprint for implementing the principles of credibility in their everyday practice of leadership.

The Leadership Challenge Practice Book

The Leadership Challenge Practice Book
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-06-21
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780470591970
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Summary : Practice Makes Perfect...or at Least Better In their bestselling book, The Leadership Challenge, authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner present a practical, accessible, and evidence-based leadership model with a simple, yet profound, principle at its core: leadership is a measurable and learnable set of behaviors. Embodied in the book's foundation model, The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, is the notion that leadership is not an event, but a process that requires ongoing and deliberate practice. This new leadership development tool, The Leadership Challenge Practice Book, serves as a practical daily support resource for leaders looking to extend their Leadership Challenge journey. Incorporating the 30 behaviors from the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), The Leadership Challenge Practice Book presents daily practice routines and activities to help leaders become more effective by increasing the frequency with which they exhibit The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. It is intended to be used as a daily, ongoing practice guide. The book's five sections follow a Monday through Friday format, with each day offering a different LPI behavior focus and supporting practice activities. Monthly and quarterly practice activities are offered at the end of each section along with a quick progress checklist called Make It a Daily Habit. The Leadership Challenge Practice Book includes everything you need to reinforce a powerful learning experience and enables you to put your leadership skills into action, advancing the projects and people that matter most to you and your work.

The Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-30
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781119278986
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Summary : The most trusted source of leadership wisdom, updated to address today's realities The Leadership Challenge is the gold-standard manual for effective leadership, grounded in research and written by the premier authorities in the field. With deep insight into the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace, this book positions leadership both as a skill to be learned, and as a relationship that must be nurtured to reach its full potential. This new sixth edition has been revised to address current challenges, and includes more international examples and a laser focus on business issues; you'll learn how extraordinary leaders accomplish extraordinary things, and how to develop your leadership skills and style to deliver quality results every time. Engaging stories delve into the fundamental roles that great leaders fulfill, and simple frameworks provide a primer for those who seek continuous improvement; by internalizing key insights and putting concepts into action, you'll become a more effective, more impactful leader. A good leader gets things done; a great leader aspires, inspires, and achieves more. This book highlights the differences between good and great, and shows you how to bridge the chasm between getting things done and making things happen. Gain deep insight into leadership's critical role in organizational health Navigate the shift toward team-oriented work relationships Motivate and inspire to break through the pervasive new cynicism Leverage the electronic global village to deliver better results Business is evolving at an increasingly rapid rate, and leaders must keep pace with the changes or risk stagnation. People work differently, are motivated differently, and have different expectations today—business as usual is quickly losing its effectiveness. The Leadership Challenge helps you stay current, relevant, and effective in the modern workplace.

30 Day Leadership Challenge Workbook

30 Day Leadership Challenge Workbook
  • Author : Brian J Ward
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-03-29
  • Total pages :74
  • ISBN : 1983422878
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Summary : This text is designed to provide a snapshot of information and then an actionable item for the reader to accomplish regardless of occupation or position. The intent is to provide the challenge of creating productive habits on a consistent basis, hence the 30 days. The reading portion is designed to be completed in 5 - 10 minutes per day and the remaining time spent on building relationships, team work, creating trust, leading by example and personal development.

The Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner,Elaine Biech
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-05-24
  • Total pages :688
  • ISBN : 9780470477137
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Summary : ACTIVE Learning for Exemplary Leaders The best leaders are the best learners. This evidence-based truth has been a foundational principle of The Leadership Challenge since it was first published nearly twenty-five years ago. In this new work, bestselling Leadership Challenge authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner team up with experiential learning expert Elaine Biech to bring today's leaders over 100 engaging activities designed to expand and accelerate their leadership development efforts. Grounded in The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model, The Leadership Challenge Activities Book includes tools, tips, and techniques for extraordinary training delivery; suggestions for activity facilitation; an overview of The Five Practices model; and a broad selection of activities for each of The Five Practices (Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart) as well as several general leadership skills activities. World-class contributors to this unique volume include Jean Barbazette, Geoff Bellman, Daryl Conner, Ann Hermann-Nehdi, Beverly Kaye, Lou Russell, Cal Wick as well as a selection of Leadership Challenge Certified Masters. While primarily designed for classroom training sessions, the activities can easily be adapted for one-on-one coaching situations (including LPI feedback coaching), educational classroom settings, or web-based learning sessions. A companion website features the handouts and worksheets associated with some activities, which can be reproduced and customized.

The Student Leadership Challenge

The Student Leadership Challenge
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-06-24
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1118693205
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Summary : A brightly colored, vivid 17" x 22" poster for classroom or training room display that outlines and helps remind leaders of The Five Practices and Ten Commitments of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way Clarify values by finding your voice and affirming shared values Set the example by aligning actions with shared values Inspire a Shared Vision Envision the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations Challenge the Process Search for opportunities by seizing the initiative and looking outward for innovative ways to improve Experiment and take risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from experience Enable Others to Act Foster Collaboration by building trust and facilitating relationships Strengthen others by increasing self determination and developing competence Encourage the Heart Recognize contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence Celebrate the values and victories by creating a spirit of community

El Taller El Desafio Del Liderazgo

El Taller El Desafio Del Liderazgo
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-10-19
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9780787998059
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Summary : EL LIDERAZGO ES UN ASUNTO DE TODOS ?Esta listo para aprovechar las oportunidades que llevan a obtener resultados extraordinarios? ?Esta listo para inspirar a los demas a so?ar, alentar su participacion activa y estar a su lado cuando las cosas se tornen dificiles? ?Esta listo para liderar? Mas que nunca, nuestras familias, nuestras organizaciones, nuestras naciones y nuestro mundo necesitan personas que esten dispuestas a aceptar este duro desafio. El Taller The Leadership Challenge? (El desafio del liderazgo) le brinda la posibilidad de hacerlo--de tomar la iniciativa, aprovechar las oportunidades y marcar la diferencia. Respaldado por mas de 20 a?os de investigacion original, el Taller The Leadership Challenge? es un proceso de descubrimiento unico e intenso creado por los autores de exitos de ventas, Jim Kouzes y Barry Posner. El Taller desmitifica el concepto de liderazgo y lo aborda como un conjunto de comportamientos que pueden aprenderse. En otras palabras, olvidese de los cargos, los puestos, la jerarquia o la experiencia laboral. El liderazgo esta relacionado con lo que usted hace. Este Libro de tareas del participante esta dise?ado para acompa?arlo en un viaje apasionante para el descubrimiento de uno mismo. Basadas en el celebre modelo Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership? (Las cinco practicas de liderazgo ejemplar) de Kouzes y Posner, las paginas interactivas lo ayudan a descubrir el significado mas profundo de: A medida que avance en este Libro de tareas, pronto descubrira que la experiencia del Taller The Leadership Challenge? es mas que una tipica sesion de capacitacion. Incluso, podria cambiar su vida. LOS AUTORES James M. Kouzes y Barry Z. Posner se encuentran entre los especialistas y educadores mas buscados en la materia del liderazgo y el desarrollo del liderazgo. Han estado trabajando, escribiendo y ense?ando en esta area valiosa por mas de treinta a?os.

A Coach's Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders

A Coach's Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner,Elaine Biech
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-06-17
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9780470634578
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Summary : Kouzes' and Posner's bestselling The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source for becoming a better leader for millions of executives. This new guide from Kouzes and Posner, written in conjunction with coaching experts Elaine Biech, provides practical information and tools for integrating The Practices of Exemplary Leadership into a coaching practice or program. Filled with best practices and success stories as well as worksheets and checklists, this comprehensive resource enables coaches to quickly and easily adapt their coaching regimen to include The Leadership Challenge and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).

Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge

Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-04-20
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9780470730461
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Summary : Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge is a faith-based companion to the best-selling leadership book of all time--The Leadership Challenge. Grounded in Jim and Barry’s time-tested research, Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge describes their Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership ® --Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart—and offers practical guidance and inspiring examples about how Christian leaders can have a powerful impact in their workplaces, communities, and congregations by bringing their faith into their leadership. In addition to Jim and Barry’s foundational wisdom, the book brings together five leaders who reflect on the Five Practices from a Christian perspective. John C. Maxwell, David McAllister-Wilson, Patrick Lencioni, Nancy Ortberg, and Ken Blanchard share insights and stories culled from personal experience and the lives of other Christian leaders who have accomplished extraordinary things in churches, communities, classrooms, and corporations. Their thoughtful reflections on the role of faith in leadership will propel leaders and aspiring leaders

Me and White Supremacy

Me and White Supremacy
  • Author : Layla F. Saad
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-01-28
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781728209814
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Summary : The New York Times and USA Today bestseller! This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too. "Layla Saad is one of the most important and valuable teachers we have right now on the subject of white supremacy and racial injustice."—New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, Me and White Supremacy takes readers on a 28-day journey, complete with journal prompts, to do the necessary and vital work that can ultimately lead to improving race relations. Updated and expanded from the original workbook (downloaded by nearly 100,000 people), this critical text helps you take the work deeper by adding more historical and cultural contexts, sharing moving stories and anecdotes, and including expanded definitions, examples, and further resources, giving you the language to understand racism, and to dismantle your own biases, whether you are using the book on your own, with a book club, or looking to start family activism in your own home. This book will walk you step-by-step through the work of examining: Examining your own white privilege What allyship really means Anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural appropriation Changing the way that you view and respond to race How to continue the work to create social change Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change. For readers of White Fragility, White Rage, So You Want To Talk About Race, The New Jim Crow, How to Be an Anti-Racist and more who are ready to closely examine their own beliefs and biases and do the work it will take to create social change. "Layla Saad moves her readers from their heads into their hearts, and ultimately, into their practice. We won't end white supremacy through an intellectual understanding alone; we must put that understanding into action."—Robin DiAngelo, author of New York Times bestseller White Fragility

The Encouraging the Heart Workbook

The Encouraging the Heart Workbook
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-11-02
  • Total pages :120
  • ISBN : 9780470876831
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Summary : Getting things done in today's workplace is hard work. The climb to the top is demanding and long. Employees become exhausted, frustrated, and sometime entirely disenchanted. Often, they are tempted to simply give up. It's clear from the research conducted by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner over the last two decades that successful leaders find ways to combat these negative feelings by encouraging the hearts of their team members. They inspire others with courage and hope. This hands-on workbook helps leaders to do just that, whether in the workshop environment or on their own. Delving deep into the behaviors that make up this important practice, readers will gain a better understanding of how they can recognize contributions and celebrate the values and victories. The workbook guides readers through 7 essentials of encouraging the heart: set clear standards, expect the best, pay attention, personalize recognition, tell the story, celebrate together, and set the example. The 21-question self-assessment Encouragement Index is now sold seperately..

Learning Leadership

Learning Leadership
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-05-02
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781119144281
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Summary : From the bestselling authors of The Leadership Challenge and over a dozen award winning leadership books, James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner have written a new book that examines a fundamental question: How do people learn leadership? How do they learn to become leaders? Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader (ISBN: 978-1-119-14428-1; Wiley; May 2016) is a comprehensive guide to unleashing the inner-leader in us all and to building a solid foundation for a lifetime of leadership growth and mastery. The book offers a concrete framework to help individuals of all levels, functions, and backgrounds take charge of their own leadership development and become the best leaders they can be. Arguing that all individuals are born with the capacity to lead, Kouzes and Posner provide readers with a practical series of actions and specific coaching tips for harnessing that capacity and creating a context in which they can excel., Supported by over 30 years of research, from over seventy countries, and with examples from real-world leaders, Learning Leadership is a clarion call to unleash the leadership potential that is already present in today’s society. According to Kouzes and Posner, “Leadership makes a significant difference in levels of engagement and commitment and is perhaps the most important asset in every organization, yet recent research points to a shortage of leaders. It is a serious global concern. The world needs more exemplary leaders in order to promote high-performing workplaces and inspire feelings of greater self-worth and meaningfulness. The shortage, however, is not because of the lack of potential talent. The people are out there, the eagerness is out there, and the capability is out there. The shortage results from prevailing myths—myths about talent, strengths, position, self-reliance, and effort—that inhibit the vast majority of leaders from shining and organizations from realizing the full benefits of the talent they already have.” Learning Leadership provides readers with evidence-based strategies to ignite the habit of continuous improvement and the mindset of becoming the best leaders they can be. Emerging leaders, as well as leadership developers, internal and external coaches and trainers, and other human resource professionals will learn from first-hand stories and practical examples so that they can deeply understand and apply the fundamental for becoming the best leaders they can be. Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader is divided into digestible bite-sized chapters that encourage daily actions to becoming a better leader. Key takeaways from the book include: Believe in Yourself. Believing in oneself is the essential first step in developing leadership competencies. The best leaders are learners, and they can’t achieve mastery until and unless they truly decide that inside them there is a person who can make and difference and learn to be a better leader than they are right now. Aspire to Excel. To become an exemplary leader, people have to determine what they care most about and why they want to lead. Leaders with values-based motivations are the most likely to excel. They also must have a clear image of the kind of leader they want to be in the future—and the legacy they want to leave for others. Challenge Yourself. Challenging oneself is critical to learning leadership. Leaders have to seek new experiences and test themselves. There will be inevitable setbacks and failures along the way that require curiosity, grit, courage, and resilience in order to persist in learning and becoming the best. Engage Support. One can’t lead alone, and one can’t learn alone.It is essential to get support and coaching on the path to achieving excellence. Whether it’s family, managers at work, or professional coaches, leaders need the advice, feedback, care, and support of others. Practice Deliberately. No one gets better at anything without continuous practice. Exemplary leaders spend more time practicing than ordinary leaders. Simply being in the role of a leader is insufficient. To achieve mastery, leaders must set improvement goals, participate in designed learning experiences, ask for feedback, and get coaching. They also put in the time every day and make learning leadership a daily habit. Kouzes and Posner offer unrivaled insights into what it means to become an exemplary leader in today’s world with their original research and over 30 years of experience studying the practices of extraordinary leadership. They show that anyone can become a better leader if they believe in themselves, aspire to excel, challenge themselves, to grow, engage the support of others, and practice deliberately. Learning Leadership challenges readers to do the meaningful and disciplined work necessary to becoming the best they can, using a new mindset and toolkit that can make extraordinary things happen. It’s not the once-in-a-while transformational acts that demonstrate leadership. It’s the little things that one does day in and day out that pave the path to greatness.