The truth about leadership book review

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the truth about leadership book review

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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The Truth About Leadership | Notes & Review

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.

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Kouzes and Barry Z. - It's refreshing to come across a management book that offers "the no-fads, heart-of-the-matter facts you need to know".

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It talked about encouraging the heart, sharing power with others, learning from your mistakes, and challenging the status quo. They have continued to do a lot of research based on the conclusions from that first volume, and based on that, they came up with ten "truths" about leadership. They aren't that different from the five "fundamental practices" from their first volume, though I think they emphasize different things this time around. This one seems to emphasize trust more, with one truth about trust and another one about credibility. Though they talked about encouraging the heart last time, this time they talk more explicitly about love, which I like. Leaders are in love: in love with leading, in love with their organizations' products and services, and in love with people. So I like what they are saying, but I do have one disappointment with the book, and that is it is rooted like most leadership books in the notion of individual leadership.

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  1. The Truth About Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know by James Kouzes and Barry Posner was chosen by Soundview Executive Book Summaries as one of the Top 30 Business Books of Posner, the authors combine decades of experience in the areas of.

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