The truth about leadership book review

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The Truth about Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-Of-The-Matter Facts You Need to Know by James M. Kouzes

A fresh look at what it means to lead from two of the biggest names in leadership

In these turbulent times, when the very foundations of organizations and societies are shaken, leaders need to move beyond pessimistic predictions, trendy fads, and simplistic solutions. They need to turn to whats real and whats proven. In their engaging, personal, and bold new book, Kouzes and Posner reveal ten time-tested truths that show what every leader must know, the questions they must be prepared to answer, and the real-world issues they will likely face.


Based on thirty years of research, more than one million responses to Kouzes and Posners leadership assessment, and the questions people most want leaders to answer Explores the fundamental, enduring truths of leadership that hold constant regardless of context or circumstance-leaders make a difference, credibility, values, trust, leading by example, heart, and more Shows emerging leaders what they need to know to be effective; fans of The Leadership Challenge will find a dynamic new look at the real challenges leaders face today Drawing from cases spanning three generations of leaders from around the world, 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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Derivative works and other unauthorized copying or use of stills, video footage, text or graphics is expressly prohibited. Ten Truths about Leadership. They understand leadership. The fundamental behaviors, actions, and practices of leaders have remained essentially the same since we first began researching and writing about leadership over three decades ago. With that understanding, we can develop leaders in all contexts and weed out fact from fiction. Based on thirty years of research—more than one million responses to their leadership assessment—Kouzes and Posner have gathered together in The Truth about Leadership , the ten truths that have stood the test of time and they hold true both globally and cross-generationally.

The Truth about Leadership

It's refreshing to come across a management book that offers "the no-fads, heart-of-the-matter facts you need to know". The authors, James Kouzes and Barry Posner, claim to have the 10 "time-tested truths" that all leaders must know if they want to succeed. The first so-called truth is: "you make a difference".

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James Kouzes and Barry Posner. The Truth About Leadership. Jossey-Bass, The first truth is that You Make a Difference. People want to know what you stand for and believe in. The capacity to imagine and articulate exciting future possibilities is a defining competence of leaders. You have to take the long-term perspective.

In reality, I found it encouraging. Some leadership books show you how to be a better leader. Kouzes and Posner made me want to be better leader. Give yourself permission to make a positive difference. In addition, subheadings and highlighted text carry the reader from page to page.

2 thoughts on “The Truth about Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-Of-The-Matter Facts You Need to Know by James M. Kouzes

  1. It talked about encouraging the heart, sharing power with others, learning from your mistakes, and challenging the status quo.

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