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The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner

Contents: The difference between managers and leaders, say the authors, is like night and day. Managers like stability, control through systems, and procedures. Passion and involvement don’t fit into their thinking. Leaders thrive on change, inspiration, passion, listening and equipping.

1. When Leaders Are at Their Best: Five Practices and Ten Commitments

2. What Followers Expect of Their Leaders: Knowing the Other Half of the Story

3. Search for Opportunities: Confronting and Changing the Status Quo

4. Experiment and Take Risks: Learning from Mistakes and Successes

5. Envision the Future: Imagining Ideal Scenarios

6. Enlist Others: Attracting People to Common Purposes

7. Foster Collaboration: Getting People to Work Together

8. Strengthen Others: Sharing Power and Information

9. Set the Example: Leading by Doing

10. Plan Small Wins: Building Commitment to Action

11. Recognize Contributions: Linking Rewards with Performance

12. Celebrate Accomplishments: Valuing the Victories

13. Become a Leader Who Cares and Makes a Difference

The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner
(San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass, 1987) ISBN # 155542211X

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