The Leadership Challenge

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Vol. 24, Issue 39

The Leadership Challenge

4th Edition
By: James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
406 pp.
John Wiley & Sons 2007
Review by: Lydia Morris Brown

The Leadership Challenge, one of the best-selling leadership books of all time, is considered by many as the most trusted source on becoming a better leader. With this fourth edition, James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner celebrate 25 years of leadership excellence with a plethora of new case studies that enhance their timeless and inspiring message and strengthen and widen the definition of leadership.

Building on the broad knowledge base of the previous editions, the authors demonstrate that while the context of leadership has changed dramatically, reflecting the global environment, the content and fundamentals are universal and timeless. Thus, their purpose is to assist anyone, whether in the public or private sector, employee or volunteer, on the front-line or the executive suite, student and/or parent, to both develop others and to guide their spirits.