James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership
How to Make a Difference Regardless of Your Title, Role, or Authority
Your corporate title doesn’t make you a great leader, but five value-based practices may do the job.
Most employees know that people in authority may or may not be good leaders, and often those without formal titles lead the way. James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner believe almost everyone can acquire leadership skills and lead effectively. Drawing on studies and data they have compiled over decades, the authors offer five leadership practices you can follow to make a difference. Being a leader requires you to be honest, dependable, innovative, approachable and respectful. But since you already are all those things – your leadership journey begins on that foundation.
About the Authors
James M. Kouzes is a fellow of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. Barry Z. Posner is an endowed professor of leadership and chair of the Management and Entrepreneurship Department at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.
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