The Truth About Leadership

In these turbulent times when the very foundations of organizations and soci- eties are being shaken, leaders need to move beyond the pessimistic predictions, the trendy fads and the simplistic solutions. They need to turn to what’s real and what’s proven in order to understand what the evidence tells us about how exem- plary leaders get extraordinary things done. This is the imperative that best-selling, award-winning leadership experts James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner have undertaken in their work.

Based on 30 years of research — and more than 1 million responses to Kouzes and Posner’s leadership assessment — The Truth About Leadership explores the fun- damental, enduring truths of leadership that hold constant regardless of context or circumstance. In 10 time-tested truths, this summary reveals what all leaders must know, the questions they must be prepared to answer and the real-world issues they will likely face.

The Truth About Leadership shows emerging and experienced leaders the heart of leadership and what they need to know to be effective. It also offers a dynamic new look at what it means to lead today. The lessons in The Truth About Leadership help leaders do their real and necessary work — bring about the essential changes that will renew organizations and communities.