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.
NEWS & OPINION: Two Lists
Posted October 28, 2008, 2:00 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
The Arizona Republic printed a list of recommended finance and business titles from Jeffrey L. Coles'--finance department chair at Arizona State University. They are:
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L.
NEWS & OPINION: Globle and Mail's Top Ten of 2006
Posted December 18, 2006, 3:22 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
A couple of blogging business book authors pointed to Harvey Schachter's list in Toronto's Globe and Mail. You'll find this list has more of a management focus.
NEW RELEASES: Business Books: Fall 2006 Preview
Posted August 31, 2006, 3:45 PM with category of Personal Development & Human Behavior
I am starting to get asked what the big books for the fall are, so I thought I should get a list up here. As always, there is something for everyone.
A Leader's Legacy by James Kouzes and Barry Posner (Jossey-Bass) - This is a follow-on to the best-seller The Leadership Challenge; alot of people like Kouzes and Posner's take on leadership.