The 25th anniversary edition of the best-selling business classic, completely revised and updated.
For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source on becoming a better leader, selling more than two million copies in over 20 languages since its first publication. Based on Kouzes and Posner's extensive research, this all-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today's world, proving how leadership is a relationship that must be nurtured, and most importantly, that it can be learned. This book:
An indispensable resource for leaders at all levels, this anniversary edition is a landmark update and must-hear.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2012 James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner (P)2012 Gildan Media LLC
"The Leadership Challenge is still popular and relevant after 25 years for a reason: it is a classic. No one provides more practical real-world advice than Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. This is the audiobook on leadership that I recommend to all of my clients, and I think this is the greatest book on leadership ever written." (Marshall Goldsmith, best-selling author, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There)
"Great book, too many stories"
Yes. I'm currently in my first management position and have historically been a stellar worker with excellent technical knowledge. My low-level management experience has made me aware that I need to improve in the areas of leadership and management.
This book includes principles and stories that are applicable and analogous to leadership opportunities in my profession and in my personal life.
The ending was simply the end. There were some strong points in the middle of the book. I don't think the ending of the book stood out. It was kind-of boring.
I haven't listened to these narrators before, but I enjoyed it.
Yes. I think that it was a huge help to me and would be a great must-read book for existing managers.
Personally, I approach stories with a strong skepticism. Leadership books tend to be heavy too on the narratives. This book has that same trait.
"Credible, but long-winded...."
The Leadership Challenge is one of those books which holds substantial credible information, but is packaging it in to too much fluff. In this case the big problem is the volume of practical examples, where one or two examples of application of theory, makes good sense and strengthens the point, this book does not refrain from using, I think, hundreds of examples.
Some examples in the book are in direct contradiction to other examples of good leadership in other parts of the book. Other examples are very shallow and shows no causation with the great leadership results it is referring to.
I listened to the book from start to finish, but it was a battle not to drift away from the narrator when he was coming with one trivial example after the previous.
The narrator does a good job and is easy to listen too. There are also many good and credible points in the book. But the authors do not have the ability to zoom in on the most important. Unfortunately.
"some good concepts but..."
Some good concepts but, terribly boring and repetitive. this book could have been a quarter its size. Could not get through it.
"1 of my top 3 best leadership books of all times"
If you want the essence of leadership distilled with scientific precision with practical applications to use today, this is your book.
John Maxwell's 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and call me a freak, but John Maxwell's Study Bible where he mines leadership gold out of the scripture. Leadership powerhouse books.
No, but this was good. Typically I hate books read by the author because there is nothing like a professional narrator, but this was good.
I did laugh when I built my interview question and answer study notes on the concepts of this book and described my leadership skills and abilities using the five major themes of this book, and got called for a second interview! I'm convinced speaking to the five themes will result in securing my next job.
Love the website and additional resources offered by the authors online and as an app.
"Very entry level"
This book is best for someone who is very early in their leadership career. They constantly reference a mobile tool app that is only available on iOS. There are many books out there that are better for leadership.
good book. i cannot stress enough the importance of the narrator. if you have a bad voice its gonna suck. the more pleasant the voice the more enjoyable it will be.
"Gets better as it progresses"
Wonderful material, once it gets going. Readers should have been replaced by professionals. Ending is moving and encouraging.
I loved this book, it really helped me get focused on the most important things to remember when in a leadership role.
"Inspirational and informative"
I am new to studying leadership and this book has provided excellent insight and perspective. It gives direct, relatable examples as well as a acting as a "how to" guide.
The only downside being the main narrator is somewhat monotone and unenthusiastic. When I was reading from the book instead of listening, it was much easier to be excited about the material. The narrator simply reads lines, instead of providing inflection to make it seem more like a conversation or motivational speech.
"Will definitely listen to multiple times"
There are few books that I listen to over and over. Those books tend to be packed with enough relevant and valuable information that I get something new during each subsequent time I listen. This is one of those books. I have already made positive changes in my leadership style. This book is definitely worth your time if you want to become a better leader.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.