The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition by Kouzes & Posner

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Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner write this book under one simple premise: “We Believe Leadership is Everybody’s Business!” With this well-written book, the authors show how leaders are able to mobilize the people that look to them and guide them to new heights they would not achieve without this guidance. Readers of the book will learn how leaders transform…values into action, visions into realities, risks into rewards, and obstacles into innovation. Kouzes and Posner want the reader to understand that the number of challenges a leader faces is not the most challenging part; it is how they respond to these challenges that ultimately make them leaders. Readers will learn how to strengthen their abilities and gain a confidence to approach challenges in fresh and uplifting ways. More and more in today’s world, there is the need for a leader to inspire and push people to their dreams. The Leadership Challenges “offers everyone the chance to do just that – to take the initiative and make a difference”.

Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US.   Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry.  She coaches individual on achieving their reflected best selves.  An MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment.