In this best-selling book, Kouzes and Posner (authors of The Leadership Challenge), explain why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone. They provide rich examples of real managers in action and reveal the six key disciplines and related practices that strengthen a leader's capacity for developing and sustaining credibility. Kouzes and Posner explain how leaders can encourage greater initiative, risk-taking, and productivity by demonstrating trust in employees and resolving conflicts on the basis of principles, not positions.
©2003 James M. Kouzes (P)2010 Gildan
"Kouzes and Posner have found a way to communicate the importance of hope and offer practical ways of keeping it alive.'' (Tom Peters)
"With the hundreds of look-alike, sound-alike, self-help books available on how to succeed in just about any field, it is a pleasure to read a book that contains something new and useful. In Credibility, not only have the authors captured the essence of leadership, they also alert us to the hazards surrounding leaders, would-be leaders and followers in all walks of life, including the health field.'' (Canadian Hospital Association)
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Probably having the print versions would be even more helpful because there is so much to refer back to - I would be underlining like crazy, and then taking that to share with various groups.
This is a superior book for anyone interested in effective leadership.
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