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Publication Date: 1999-04-09
From the legAndary authors of The Leadership Challenge comes this practical implementation tool you'll use to plan your next major project!
Over one million professionals have used Kouzes and Posner's resources to improve their leadership ability. Again and again, users have asked for more follow-up materials, enabling them to make practical use of the tenets of the famous five practices of exemplary leadership. The Leadership Challenge Planner is your answer.
Even if you haven't previously used Kouzes and Posner's five-practices model, you'll find The Leadership Challenge Planner vital to preparing, implementing, and evaluating your next project. This tool helps you to achieve what the authors refer to as a "personal best"--that is, a leadership accomplishment with extraordinary results.
You get easy-to-use worksheets that make efficient planning simple and practical. After completing the worksheets for the five practices of exemplary leadership, you'll assemble a blueprint and a weekly planner for implementing your ideas.
You'll appreciate Kouzes and Posner's celebrated insight, as well as their proven, systematic approach to exemplary leadership. There's never been a project management resource like this one. Purchase multiple planners so you'll have the means to achieve personal bests in all of your upcoming projects!
--Robert D. Haas, chairman and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
"Kouzes and Posner are two of the best people in my field."
--Ken Blanchard, author, Gung Ho! and The One Minute Manager series
"The Leadership Challenge is a masterpiece!"
--Herb Kelleher, president and CEO, Southwest Airlines
After collaborating on several well-regarded leadership books, James M. Kouzes (chairman of the Tom Peters Group/Learning Systems) and Barry Z. Posner (dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University) created The Leadership Challenge Planner to help managers, team leaders, and even community volunteers adopt their primary principles. "Every new project you take on is an opportunity for greatness--for attaining a personal best that defines your own standard of excellence," they write in its introduction. "Your next major project is your chance not only to create extraordinary results for your organization but also to develop your leadership capabilities." To that end, they've designed the book to be used with a specific project; readers are guided through various stages, from assessing the project's "requirements and challenges" through planning to "lead others to successfully complete" it. The authors concentrate on the five key leadership practices they identified in their bestselling Leadership Challenge--"challenging the process," "inspiring a shared vision," "enabling others to act," "modeling the way," and "encouraging the heart"--and support them with extensive worksheets that help single out definitive objectives and the precise actions necessary to attain them. --Howard Rothman