Book Review and Summary: 'The Leadership Challenge' by James Kouzes and Barry Posner

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LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT REVIEW [Student name] [Instructor name] 06/20/2013 LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT First published in 1987, The Leadership Challenge is a guide for becoming leader. The book received many awards and its above two million copies are internationally sold. The book teaches principles of leadership that apply whether the leader is running a sports team or a fortune 500 organization. The book includes stories and examples of many leaders from micro to macro level (Founders and Authors, 2013). The basic leadership principles can be adopted by anyone to challenge status quo and increase leader productivity multifold. The book tells about the flow and hierarchy of values too (Machedo, 2013). One can use the guide without an instructor to develop leadership traits. The first value suggested by James and Barry is to model the way (Jlucarelli, 2011). The leader should know what he wants to do and how he should do it. Modeling the way is all about finding one's own voice and acting upon it. The leader needs to lead from front hence he should be very clear. He should be an example for his team or organization. A leader cannot ask his people to do something he won't do himself. Hence, becoming a model is the key. People believe in a message only if they believe the one delivering the message and the messenger can develop his trust only by acting on principles and developing his credibility (Jlucarelli, 2011). The leader should come up with

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