Becoming a Leader

The author of The Leadership Challenge discusses the principles of good leadership and how many of today's leaders fall short

I recently had the chance to talk with my good friend, award-winning author Jim Kouzes, about the publication of the fourth edition of his and co-author Barry Posner's classic book, The Leadership Challenge. I've followed Jim and Barry's work since the publication of the first edition in 1987. I consider The Leadership Challenge to be the best research-based book ever written in the field of leadership. It is also one of the best selling books on leadership ever published. Here are edited excerpts of our conversation:

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