This leadership classic continues to be a bestseller after three editions and twenty years in print. It is the gold standard for research-based leadership, and the premier resource on becoming a leader. This new edition, with streamlined text, more international and business examples, and a graphic redesign, is more readable and accessible to business readers than ever before, and will prove to be the best edition yet. The Leadership Challenge, Fourth Edition, has been extensively updated with the latest research and case studies, and offers inspiring new and relevant stories of real people achieving extraordinary results. The book's central theme remains the same and is more relevant today than ever: "Leadership is Everyone's Business"?whether in business, politics, government, education, religion, or any other context. Its "five practices" and "ten commitments" have been proven by hundreds of thousands of dedicated, successful leaders.
The authors have also taken this pportunity to underscore that not only is leadership everyone's business, but that it is a relationship one of personal self-development and the development of those being led. The Fourth Edition emphasizes the global community and refocuses the book on business leaders, and includes almost one-third brand-new material.
James Kouzes (Orinda, CA) and Barry Z. Posner (Santa Clara, CA) are the authors of The Leadership Challenge, which has sold more than one million copies. They are the premier leadership experts working today. Kouzes is an Executive Fellow at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreurship, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. Posner is Dean of the Leavey School of Business.