The Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Release: 2017-03-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781119278979
Language: en
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The most trusted source of leadership wisdom, updated to address today's realities The Leadership Challenge is the gold-standard manual for effective leadership, grounded in research and written by the premier authorities in the field. With deep insight into the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace, this book positions leadership both as a skill to be learned, and as a relationship that must be nurtured to reach its full potential. This new sixth edition has been revised to address current challenges, and includes more international examples and a laser focus on business issues; you'll learn how extraordinary leaders accomplish extraordinary things, and how to develop your leadership skills and style to deliver quality results every time. Engaging stories delve into the fundamental roles that great leaders fulfill, and simple frameworks provide a primer for those who seek continuous improvement; by internalizing key insights and putting concepts into action, you'll become a more effective, more impactful leader. A good leader gets things done; a great leader aspires, inspires, and achieves more. This book highlights the differences between good and great, and shows you how to bridge the chasm between getting things done and making things happen. Gain deep insight into leadership's critical role in organizational health Navigate the shift toward team-oriented work relationships Motivate and inspire to break through the pervasive new cynicism Leverage the electronic global village to deliver better results Business is evolving at an increasingly rapid rate, and leaders must keep pace with the changes or risk stagnation. People work differently, are motivated differently, and have different expectations today—business as usual is quickly losing its effectiveness. The Leadership Challenge helps you stay current, relevant, and effective in the modern workplace.

The Student Leadership Challenge

The Student Leadership Challenge
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner,Beth High,Gary M. Morgan
Release: 2013-04-16
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781118599679
Language: en
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Designed to be used with the The Student Leadership Challenge or the Student Leadership Practices Inventory, this workbook will help students go deeper into the actual practice of leadership, guiding them in better understanding and embodying The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in a meaningful and relevant way. It includes activities and worksheets; a unit on taking, digesting, and understanding the Student Leadership Practices Inventory; and a section that helps students commit to and work on their leadership development in an ongoing way.

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Release: 2011-07-26
Editor: Pfeiffer
Pages: 24
ISBN: 0470907355
Language: en
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This 24-page article is perfect for leaders with limited time and budget. It provides a concise overview of Kouzes and Posner's model and overall thoughts on leadership in the realm of healthcare. Ideal for orienting readers to the Five Practices® model at the beginning of a workshop or coaching session, the piece contains two Leadership Challenge case studies drawn from healthcare, a short description of the Five Practices®, a section on "Learning to Lead", and background information on the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).

The Leadership Challenge Workshop Participant s Workbook

The Leadership Challenge Workshop  Participant s Workbook
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Release: 2005-08-29
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9780787981303
Language: en
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This Participant's Workbook is designed to accompany you on an exciting journey of self-discovery. Grounded in Kouzes and Posner's celebrated Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership model, the interactive pages help you to uncover the deeper meanings of: Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart

The Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Release: 1995-08-15
Editor: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 442
ISBN: UOM:49015002288596
Language: en
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Draws from surveys of 60,000 leaders and constituents at all organizational levels to identify and describe the recurring patterns and practices leaders use to turn challenges into successes.

Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge

Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Release: 2009-04-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780470730461
Language: en
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Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge is a faith-based companion to the best-selling leadership book of all time--The Leadership Challenge. Grounded in Jim and Barry’s time-tested research, Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge describes their Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership ® --Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart—and offers practical guidance and inspiring examples about how Christian leaders can have a powerful impact in their workplaces, communities, and congregations by bringing their faith into their leadership. In addition to Jim and Barry’s foundational wisdom, the book brings together five leaders who reflect on the Five Practices from a Christian perspective. John C. Maxwell, David McAllister-Wilson, Patrick Lencioni, Nancy Ortberg, and Ken Blanchard share insights and stories culled from personal experience and the lives of other Christian leaders who have accomplished extraordinary things in churches, communities, classrooms, and corporations. Their thoughtful reflections on the role of faith in leadership will propel leaders and aspiring leaders

The Challenge Continues Participant Workbook

The Challenge Continues  Participant Workbook
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Release: 2010-07-06
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 50
ISBN: 9780470402825
Language: en
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Continue Your Leadership Journey With a Deep Dive Into Model the Way Over the last twenty-five years, The Leadership Challenge established a reputation as a research-driven, evidence-based leadership development model with a simple, yet profound, principle at its core: leadership is a measurable and learnable set of behaviors. The Challenge Continues program offers you the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the Model the Way leadership practice. Designed for leaders familiar with The Leadership Challenge principles and its Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership foundational model, this new program addresses the important question: "What's Next?" The first of bestselling authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's Five Practices, Model the Way is about: Clarifying values by finding your voice and affirming shared ideals Setting the example by aligning actions with shared values Your Participant Workbook is a hands-on tool, designed to accompany you on the next phase of your personal leadership development journey. Beginning with a focus on what you have already accomplished and what has gone well with this Practice, the pages then guide you through several interactive exercises and a practical process for expanding and refining your Model the Way skills. You will also explore ways in which can develop your team members and influence the broader spheres of you work unit or organization. Finishing up the module with a detailed action plan, you will leave the session with a detailed map for continuing your journey toward exceptional leadership.

Everyday People Extraordinary Leadership

Everyday People  Extraordinary Leadership
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Release: 2021-01-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781119687016
Language: en
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Learn how you can tackle everyday leadership challenges regardless of your title, position, or authority with this insightful resource A book about leadership for people who are not in formal or hierarchical leadership positions, Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership provides readers with a comprehensive and practical approach to addressing leadership challenges, no matter the setting or circumstance. Esteemed scholars and sought-after consultants Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner adapt their trademark The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® framework to today’s more horizontal workplace, showing people that leadership is not about where you are in the organization; it’s about how you behave and what you do. Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership draws on the authors’ deep well of research and practical experience to cover key subjects: The essence of making a difference in any role, setting, or situation The difference between positions of authority and leadership The importance of self-development in leadership development This book is perfectly applicable and accessible for anyone who wants to improve their own leadership potential and who isn’t yet in an official leadership role. Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership offers authoritative new insights, original case studies and examples, and practical guidance for those individuals who want to make a difference. You supply the will, and this book will supply the way.

Learning Leadership

Learning Leadership
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Release: 2016-05-02
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9781119144281
Language: en
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Uncover the extraordinary leader in you with straightforward exercises and advice from two of the world’s foremost leadership experts From the bestselling authors of The Leadership Challenge and over a dozen award-winning leadership books comes a new book that examines a question of fundamental importance: How do people learn to become leaders? Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader is a comprehensive guide to unleashing the inner leader in us all and to building a solid foundation for a lifetime of leadership growth and mastery. The book offers a concrete framework to help individuals of all levels, functions, and backgrounds take charge of their own leadership development and become the best leaders they can be. Arguing that all individuals are born with the capacity to lead, bestselling authors Kouzes and Posner provide readers with a practical series of actions and specific coaching tips for harnessing that capacity and creating a context in which they can excel. Supported by over 30 years of research, from over seventy countries, and with examples from real-world leaders, Learning Leadership is a clarion call to unleash the leadership potential that is already present in society today. Learning Leadership provides readers with evidence-based strategies to ignite the habit of continuous improvement and the mindset of becoming the best leaders they can be. Emerging leaders, as well as leadership developers, internal and external coaches and trainers, and other human resource professionals will learn from first-hand stories and practical examples so that they can deeply understand and apply the fundamentals for becoming the best leaders they can be. Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader is divided into digestible bite-sized chapters that encourage daily actions to becoming a better leader. Key takeaways from the book include: Believe in Yourself. Believing in oneself is the essential first step in developing leadership competencies. The best leaders are learners, and they can’t achieve mastery until and unless they truly decide that inside them there is a person who can make and difference and learn to be a better leader than they are right now. Aspire to Excel. To become an exemplary leader, people must determine what they care most about and why they want to lead. Leaders with values-based motivations are the most likely to excel. They also must have a clear image of the kind of leader they want to be in the future—and the legacy they want to leave for others. Challenge Yourself. Challenging oneself is critical to learning leadership. Leaders must seek new experiences and test themselves. There will be inevitable setbacks and failures along the way that require curiosity, grit, courage, and resilience to persist in learning and becoming the best. Engage Support. One can’t lead alone, and one can’t learn alone. It is essential to get support and coaching on the path to achieving excellence. Whether it’s family, managers at work, or professional coaches, leaders need the advice, feedback, care, and support of others. Practice Deliberately. No one gets better at anything without continuous practice. Exemplary leaders spend more time practicing than ordinary leaders. Simply being in the role of a leader is insufficient. To achieve mastery, leaders must set improvement goals, participate in designed learning experiences, ask for feedback, and get coaching. They also put in the time every day and make learning leadership a daily habit. Kouzes and Posner offer unrivaled insights into what it means to become an exemplary leader in today’s world with their original research and over 30 years of experience studying the practices of extraordinary leadership. They show that anyone can become a better leader if they believe in themselves, aspire to excel, challenge themselves to grow, engage the support of others, and practice deliberately. Learning Leadership challenges readers to do the meaningful and disciplined work necessary to becoming the best they can, using a new mindset and toolkit that can make extraordinary things happen. It’s not the once-in-a-while transformational acts that demonstrate leadership. It’s the little things that one does day in and day out that pave the path to greatness.

The Leadership Challenge Workbook

The Leadership Challenge Workbook
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Release: 2017-06-19
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781119397564
Language: en
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Essential, practical tools for implementing evidence-based leadership development The Leadership Challenge Workbook offers practical tools for applying The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® in real-life business situations. As the companion to The Leadership Challenge, this workbook provides essential hands-on guidance for planning, implementation, people-management, and more. This new revised third edition has been updated to match The Leadership Challenge Sixth Edition text. It includes easy-to-use worksheets to simplify planning and collectively assemble into a clear blueprint for moving forward. By focusing on the notion of leadership development as a journey rather than an event, this interactive guide provides critical insight through a proven, systematic process. Implementing big ideas requires skillful change leadership—and any successful, sustainable change begins with thorough, practical planning. This workbook helps you map out a plan and put it into action, with tools that help clarify your thinking and translate your big ideas into concrete strategies. Streamline planning with practical, efficient worksheets Assemble a blueprint for effectively implementing your ideas Improve communication, strengthen commitment, and build trust Adopt a systematic approach to leadership to continue producing exemplary results The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership is a proven model backed by decades of research and data from over 4 million individuals. It is proven, practical, and evidence-based, and has helped leaders from around the globe improve their organizations' performance. With the need for quality leadership development at an all-time high, real-world application of proven models becomes critical; The Leadership Challenge Workbook gives you the hands-on tools you need to more effectively implement a robust, systematic approach.

Leadership is Everyone s Business

Leadership is Everyone s Business
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Release: 2020-04-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781119741657
Language: en
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Backed by over 20 years of original research, The Leadership Challenge Workshop is a unique and intense discovery process created by best-selling authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. The Workshop demystifies the concept of leadership and approaches it as a learnable set of behaviors. In other words, forget about job titles, forget about position or rank or work experience. Leadership is about what you do. In this non-manager version of the Participant Workbook, Kouzes and Posner introduce individual contributors to The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. The one-day program is about how the "leadership is not the private reserve of a few charismatic men and women. It is a process ordinary people use when they are bringing forth the best from themselves and others." The authors' goal is to "liberate the leader in everyone" with this inspiring, results-oriented Workshop.

The Challenge Continues Participant Workbook

The Challenge Continues  Participant Workbook
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner,Jane Bozarth
Release: 2010-07-06
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 50
ISBN: 9780470402832
Language: en
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Continue Your Leadership Journey With a Deep Dive Into Encourage the Heart Over the last twenty-five years, The Leadership Challenge established a reputation as a research-driven, evidence-based leadership development model with a simple, yet profound, principle at its core: leadership is a measurable and learnable set of behaviors. The Challenge Continues program offers you the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the Encourage the Heart leadership practice. Designed for leaders familiar with The Leadership Challenge principles and its Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® foundational model, this new program addresses the important question: "What's Next?" The fifth of bestselling authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's Five Practices, Encourage the Heart is about: Recognizing contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence Celebrating the values and victories by creating a spirit of community Your Participant Workbook is a hands-on tool, designed to accompany you on the next phase of your personal leadership development journey. Beginning with a focus on what you have already accomplished and what has gone well with this Practice, the pages then guide you through several interactive exercises and a practical process for expanding and refining your Encourage the Heart skills. You will also explore ways in which can develop your team members and influence the broader spheres of you work unit or organization. Finishing up the module with a detailed action plan, you will leave the session with a detailed map for continuing your journey toward exceptional leadership.

The New Leadership Challenge

The New Leadership Challenge
Author: Sheila C Grossman,Theresa M Valiga
Release: 2020-09-03
Editor: F.A. Davis
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781719645126
Language: en
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An easy-to-read, interactive approach helps you to identify the characteristics of leaders and followers and illustrates not only how, but also when to use the qualities associated with each to achieve professional and personal success.

The Challenge Continues Participant Workbook

The Challenge Continues  Participant Workbook
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Release: 2010-07-06
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 50
ISBN: 9780470402818
Language: en
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Continue Your Leadership Journey With a Deep Dive into Inspire a Shared Vision Over the last twenty-five years, The Leadership Challenge established a reputation as a research-driven, evidence-based leadership development model with a simple, yet profound, principle at its core: leadership is a measurable and learnable set of behaviors. The Challenge Continues program offers you the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the Inspire a Shared Vision leadership practice. Designed for leaders familiar with The Leadership Challenge principles and its Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership foundational model, this new program addresses the important question: "What's Next?" The second of bestselling authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's Five Practices, Inspire a Shared Vision is about: Envisioning the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities Enlisting others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations Your Participant Workbook is a hands-on tool, designed to accompany you on the next phase of your personal leadership development journey. Beginning with a focus on what you have already accomplished and what has gone well with this Practice, the pages then guide you through several interactive exercises and a practical process for expanding and refining your Inspire a Shared Vision skills. You will also explore ways in which can develop your team members and influence the broader spheres of you work unit or organization. Finishing up the module with a detailed action plan, you will leave the session with a detailed map for continuing your journey toward exceptional leadership.

The Five Week Leadership Challenge

The Five Week Leadership Challenge
Author: Patrick R. Leddin
Release: 2021-08-24
Editor: HarperCollins Leadership
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781400225316
Language: en
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Develop and expand your innate leadership abilities through daily exercises and challenges designed to help you grow into the leader you want to be and prepare you or the job you were made to have. A recent Harvard Business Review article outlining a study of over 17,000 leaders found that although, on average, people begin to supervise others at age 30, most do not start to receive formal leadership training until their forties. Don’t wait for training that doesn’t come until it’s too late. The Five-Week Leadership Challenge is an invaluable guide to help any aspiring leader begin a daily practice of exercises and challenges designed to develop and expand your innate leadership ability as quickly as possible. Patrick Leddin has served as a U.S. Army airborne, infantry, and ranger-qualified officer, founded and ran successful businesses, and trained thousands of leaders. In The Five-Week Leadership Challenge, Leddin shows you how to quickly build standout leadership skills so that when the next opportunity comes along, you're the only person for the job. The Five-Week Leadership Challenge: Includes 35 daily challenges designed to quickly develop standout leadership skills. Outlines the leadership habits you can practice regularly that get you noticed—and promoted, based on Leddin’s experience training and consulting thousands of leaders all over the world. Encourages you to share your completion of the leadership challenge on social media to exponentially expand your networking opportunities and receive bonus content and access to additional author tools.

A Leader s Legacy

A Leader s Legacy
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Release: 2008-12-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0470482834
Language: en
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In this provocative book, leadership experts and authors of the best-selling The Leadership Challenge, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner take on a unique challenge and explore the question of leadership and legacy. Kouzes and Posner examine in twenty-two chapters the critical questions all leaders must ask themselves in order to leave a lasting impact. These powerful essays are grouped into four categories: Significance, Relationships, Aspirations, and Courage. In each essay the authors consider a thorny and often ambiguous issue with which today’s leaders must grapple issues—such as how leaders serve and sacrifice, why leaders need loving critics, why leaders should want to be liked, why leaders can't take trust for granted, why it’s not just the leader’s vision, why failure is always an option, why it takes courage to “make a life,” how to liberate the leader in everyone, and ultimately, how the legacy you leave is the life you lead.

The Global Leadership Challenge

The Global Leadership Challenge
Author: J. Stewart Black,Allen J. Morrison
Release: 2020-07-06
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781000074864
Language: en
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This book examines first examines the phenomenon of global business and then analyses what is different about global business and therefore what is uniquely required to be a successful global leader. It lays out how companies can develop successful global leaders and what individuals can do to develop themselves into successful global leaders. Readers will walk away with a clear understanding of how and why globalization of business has happened. They will understand what is unique about global leadership compared to domestic leadership. With that insight and through examples, they will come to see what is uniquely required to be a successful global leader. Finally, readers will walk away with clear insights on how they can develop global leaders and what they can do to strengthen their own global leadership capabilities. The book is based on more than 300 interviews with top corporate executives from around the world and across a wide variety of industries, hundreds of surveys, and over 60 years of combined experience. Top executives will find this book helpful in determining how they can ensure that their firm has the right quality and quantity of global leaders it needs to capture the global growth opportunities before them.

The Student Leadership Challenge

The Student Leadership Challenge
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner,Beth High,Gary M. Morgan
Release: 2014-02-27
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 355
ISBN: 9781118599655
Language: en
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The Student Leadership Challenge Activities Book includes more than 50 activities that give educators a bridge between teaching The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership model and helping students learn to apply the practices to their lives. The activities map to each of The Five Practices and are designed to be flexible, appropriate for high school and college students, and greatly improve students’ understanding of The Five Practices model through action. The activities include facilitator tips for use in a variety of settings and with various age groups.

The Truth about Leadership

The Truth about Leadership
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Release: 2010-07-23
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780470872437
Language: en
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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 what's real and what's 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 Posner's 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.

Real Leadership

Real Leadership
Author: Dean WIlliams
Release: 2005-10-10
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781605096186
Language: en
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Too many organizations today play follow the leader: the commander articulates a “vision” and people uncritically go along with it. But this type of leadership—what Dean Williams calls "counterfeit leadership"—generates an unhealthy dependence on an authority figure and relies on dominance, control, and group seduction to get things done. By hampering people's ability to anticipate and react to changing circumstances, it creates a self-limiting cycle. And if the leader's vision is flawed, the entire organization suffers. The true task of a leader, Williams argues, is to get people to face the reality of any situation themselves and develop strategies to deal with problems or take advantage of opportunities. Real leaders don't dictate; they help people face their challenges and make adjustments in their values, habits, practices, and priorities to ensure the enterprise is given its best chance to succeed. Williams details how to apply this new approach to the challenges every organization or community faces. Throughout, he demonstrates the practical application of real leadership in the real world through examples from his own experiences working with organizations as diverse as the government of Singapore, Aetna Life and Casualty, and the nomadic Penan tribe in Borneo, as well as historical examples and the insights gleaned from his many interviews with presidents, prime ministers, and business leaders. At a time when so many “visionary” leaders have led their organizations to disaster, Real Leadership offers a needed, proven alternative.