The Truth About Leadership by James M. Kouzes audiobook

The Truth About Leadership: The No-Fads, To the Heart-Of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know

By James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
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Gildan Media 9781596596801

The J-B Leadership Challenge / Kouzes & Posner Series

4.23 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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In these turbulent times when the very foundations of organizations and societies are being shaken, leaders need to move beyond the pessimistic predictions, the trendy fads, and the simplistic solutions. They need to turn to what’s real and what’s proven, to understand what the evidence tells us about how exemplary leaders get extraordinary things done. This is the imperative that bestselling, award-winning authors James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner have undertaken in their engaging, personal, and bold new audio book, The Truth About Leadership. Based on thirty years of research—and more than one million responses to Kouzes and Posner’s leadership assessment—this all-new work explores the fundamental, enduring truths of leadership that hold constant regardless of context or circumstance. In ten time-tested truths, Kouzes and Posner reveal what all leaders must know, the questions they must be prepared to answer, and the real-world issues they will likely face. For nearly three decades, Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge has helped people discover and develop their leadership potential. The Truth About Leadership will show emerging leaders the heart of leadership and what they need to know to be effective; fans of The Leadership Challenge will find a dynamic new look at what it means to lead today. This is a book leaders can use to do their real and necessary work—bringing about the essential changes that will renew organizations and communities.

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Summary

Summary

In these turbulent times when the very foundations of organizations and societies are being shaken, leaders need to move beyond the pessimistic predictions, the trendy fads, and the simplistic solutions. They need to turn to what’s real and what’s proven, to understand what the evidence tells us about how exemplary leaders get extraordinary things done. This is the imperative that bestselling, award-winning authors James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner have undertaken in their engaging, personal, and bold new audio book, The Truth About Leadership. Based on thirty years of research—and more than one million responses to Kouzes and Posner’s leadership assessment—this all-new work explores the fundamental, enduring truths of leadership that hold constant regardless of context or circumstance. In ten time-tested truths, Kouzes and Posner reveal what all leaders must know, the questions they must be prepared to answer, and the real-world issues they will likely face. For nearly three decades, Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge has helped people discover and develop their leadership potential. The Truth About Leadership will show emerging leaders the heart of leadership and what they need to know to be effective; fans of The Leadership Challenge will find a dynamic new look at what it means to lead today. This is a book leaders can use to do their real and necessary work—bringing about the essential changes that will renew organizations and communities.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This book cuts through the clutter and reminds us of what really matters. The introduction alone is worth the price of the book.” Patrick Lencioni, president, The Table Group, and author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and Getting Naked
“The leadership truths Kouzes and Posner lay out have not only endured the test of time but are even more relevant now in a world transformed by Twittering Millennials. Buy copies for yourself, your boss, and also for leaders of your organization.”  Charlene Li, author of Open Leadership, and founder, Altimeter Group
The Truth About Leadership provides some of the best practical advice on leadership I’ve read in a long time. If you have not read Kouzes and Posner and you manage people, shame on you. Start here. If you have read their work and your workplace needs a shot in the arm, you’ll find this book a quick, engaging jewel that will help you become a more trusted, credible, and valued leader.” Adrian Gostick, author of The Carrot Principle
“Regardless of your experience, age, generation, or life stage, The Truth About Leadership will remind you of the vital role leaders play in our lives, renew your interest in understanding what makes a leader great, and rekindle your desire to be an inspiring leader yourself.” Lynne Lancaster, coauthor of When Generations Collide and The M-Factor
“Elegant in its simplicity and powerful in its depth, The Truth About Leadership dazzles the reader with evidence-based knowledge and practical inspiration This is that one in a million book that serves to pull an entire field together for the reader. No matter how many books you’ve read on leadership, you will better understand each of them after reading this remarkable book.” Colonel Tom Kolditz, PhD and author of In Extremis Leadership

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Author

Author Bio: James M. Kouzes

Author Bio: James M. Kouzes

James Kouzes is the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University and lectures on leadership around the world to corporations, governments, and nonprofits. He has coauthored a number of bestselling books, including The Leadership Challenge, A Leader’s Legacy, Encouraging the Heart, and over a dozen workbooks on leadership. 

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Author Bio: Barry Z. Posner

Author Bio: Barry Z. Posner

Barry Posner is the coauthor of numerous award-winning and bestselling books, including The Leadership Challenge, A Leader’s Legacy, Encouraging the Heart, and Credibility, as well as the widely used Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 4.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English