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Download The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, Fifth Edition Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,146 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barry Z. Posner Narrator: Barry Posner, James Kouzes, Sean Pratt Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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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:

  • Features over 100 all-new case studies and examples, which show The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in action around the world
  • Focuses on the toughest organizational challenges leaders face today
  • Addresses changes in how people work and what people want from their work

An indispensable resource for leaders at all levels, this anniversary edition is a landmark update and must-hear.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 2/4/2014

    " Leadership is more than a title, it is something you earn from those you work with and that work for you. This books helps to explain leaderhsip trends and practices based upon a wealth of interviews and surveys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jayson | 2/1/2014

    " I had to read part of this book for my graduate class. It has good info in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 1/29/2014

    " Words to live and lead by "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudette | 1/28/2014

    " Yes, I read this one for class, but I kept reading things and thinking, "Man, I wish someone had given me this book a long time ago." Interestingly, I even found some material that could be useful to being a leader in the classroom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Gonzalez | 1/27/2014

    " A classic. Posner is a great professor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 1/23/2014

    " This book provides great tips and reminders. I also appreciated reading real life stories about people and their perspectives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Licata | 1/20/2014

    " good info, too long by 100 pages for the content "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 1/20/2014

    " This is the first 'textbook' that I have completed for my master's degree in Educational Leadership and Administration and I was surprised at first that it wasn't focused on educational leaders. As I read the book I was happily surprised by the insight, wisdom, and the skills that are portrayed through this book. I am excited to continue to learn to be a better leader and Kouzes & Posner have given me the framework and the words to use to become better. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/17/2014

    " While not the most fascinating read in the library, this leadership text book is an excellent "how-to," setting forth clear principles of leadership and strong examples of leaders in action at all levels. It's one of the better books I've read on the topic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 12/18/2013

    " So far, extremely obvious and written in an irritatingly empty style. Probably great for executives on the go, but it doesn't make for much of a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Bell | 12/11/2013

    " Good information; I enjoyed the course that went with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kc | 12/2/2013

    " read over a long period. Could do with my own copy, some useful pointers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley Martin | 11/27/2013

    " I learned I am not going to win any awards for my leadership skills anytime soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley | 11/27/2013

    " Best book on Leadership ever. period. And I've read tons of them. Can easily be applied to any situation in which you find yourself leading others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 11/22/2013

    " Simplistic writing, and unoriginal ideas. I had to read this for a class called "The Art of Leadership." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 9/19/2013

    " This book is terrific. Very inspiring especially in today's workplace. It is just awesome! Highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 8/8/2013

    " I will use this book in my class next semester. Good basic information and an up to date view of leadership at all levels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 4/6/2013

    " This book has great principles but is twice as long as it needs to be. In an effort to support their arguments the authors pack this book full of fluff and not very entertaining fluff. Still worth the read for solid leadership traits presented. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samuel Paul | 3/24/2013

    " Great book for laying a solid foundation for leadership. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 3/7/2013

    " This is a book I had to read for school this quarter, but it is really good. There are a lot of leaders who should read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Stasiak | 1/13/2013

    " "The secret to success is to stay in love." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole Briggs | 1/4/2013

    " I found this book to be very technical in areas and a great read for an analytical personality type... Information overload...for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 11/24/2012

    " Good and fun reading on leaderhsip. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Cockerill | 10/19/2012

    " I used the leadership inventory for my dissertation - great book. If you're working in the field of leadership then this is well worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 10/16/2012

    " Great leadership book. It has been an interesting reference for a few papers I had to write. Author is a bit wordy, but they still work well for quoting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janetlmccarthy | 10/15/2012

    " I am reading this again - something I do every 6 months or so. I believe that it helps me stay fresh, humble and gives me the opportunity to learn / discover something new. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luke Crane | 9/26/2012

    " This book is great for people who want to get away from managing to leading a group of people. It can really change a person if they follow the steps that it outlines. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelsey Tyrrell | 9/4/2012

    " I had to read it for a class and it was alright. I took away a few good points but it's definetely a book that you can just skim over. The authors repeated themselves at times but there were some inspiring stories in between. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/19/2012

    " This was a very good book! After reading this I realized there were some things I did well as a leader but other aspects on which I could improve. I definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to improve as a leader whether on-campus or in their chosen profession. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merritt | 8/16/2012

    " Good book about leadership styles. I wouldn't have read this on my own but as it was for a class I had to. "

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About the Author

Barry Posner is the coauthor of numerous award-winning and bestselling books, including The Leadership Challenge, A Leader’s Legacy, Encouraging the Heart, and Credibility, as well as the widely used Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).