Book News: October 18th, 2007

By James Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner.The authors have taken this opportunity to underscore that not only is leadership everyone’s business, but that it is a relationship-one of personal self-development and the development of those being led.

This leadership classic continues to be a bestseller after three editions and twenty years in print. It is the gold standard for research-based leadership, and the premier resource on becoming a leader. This new edition, with streamlined text, more international examples, and a graphic redesign, is more readable and accessible to readers than ever before, and will prove to be the best edition yet.

The book has been extensively updated with the latest research and case studies, and it offers inspiring new and relevant stories of real people achieving extraordinary results. The book’s central theme remains the same and is more relevant today than ever: “Leadership is Everyone’s Business” – whether in business, politics, government, education, religion, or any other context. Its “five practices” and “ten commitments” have been proven by hundreds of thousands of dedicated, successful leaders.

Published by Jossey-Bass. 19.77 US dollars.