Praise for Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia
"The leader's mantra is: 'Try, fail, learn. Try, fail, learn.' Experiment, take risks, and then capitalize on the results. Leadership can be learned by anyone, the authors claim, and successful leadership in Asia—whether one is Asian or not—isn't unique. While environments may differ greatly, the practices of exceptional leaders are universal. Read the revealing case studies and analyses in this volume to learn why and, more importantly, how to develop these practices yourself."
—Dr. Richard R. Vuylsteke, president, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
"With all the focus and attention in the world on Asia, Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia is more than a timely reminder by Jim, Barry, and Steven that regardless of context and culture, leaders do make a difference. The examples, people, and companies in the book provide an insightful backdrop to what makes Asian leaders tick. More importantly, it shows that, while Asia is a largely hierarchical society, everyday leaders who inspire and influence positive action, regardless of titles or position, are what Asia and the world needs today."
—Martin Tan, co-founder and executive director, Halogen Foundation Singapore
"I've always felt that the best way to learn about leadership in business is to listen to those who have experienced success or failure who are willing to share their stories with others. This book does an exemplary job of educating us through the many experiences of real business people in Asia. Those stories—plus the authors' emphasis on the importance of learning to operate in the critical global environment—make this book an essential reading experience for anyone planning to do business in the exciting Asia market."
—Jim Thompson, chairman, Crown Worldwide Group
"The book annotates lots of easy-to-read and enjoyable Asian leadership stories that resonate with the time-tested and evidence-based, Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®. Explicit powerful leadership lessons can be drawn from each story coupled with invaluable wisdom and sound advice offered by the authors. A must-read for all leaders and aspiring leaders in Asia and beyond."
—Peter Cheng and Lily Cheng, authors of Real Leaders and founders PACE O.D. Consulting Pte Ltd
"The Leadership Challenge is still popular and relevant after 25 years for a reason: it is a classic. No one provides more practical real-world advice than Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. This is the book on leadership that I recommend to all of my clients, and I think this is the greatest book on leadership ever written."
—Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
"This is perhaps the most comprehensive field guide ever written for leaders. It has been a key part of my personal journey as a leader for years."
—Patrick Lencioni, president, The Table Group; bestselling author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage
"Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have done it again! In this all-new fifth edition of The Leadership Challenge—the bible for leaders everywhere—they have taken their leadership ideas to new heights, befitting of the challenges leaders face in this global era."
—Bill George, author, True North; former chairman and CEO, Medtronic, Inc.
"No book has ever chronicled the practices of true leadership better than The Leadership Challenge, and this updated edition deftly outlines how to be a phenomenal leader in the 21st century."
—Chip Conley, founder, Joie de Vivre Hotels; author, PEAK and Emotional Equations
"Now in its fifth edition, The Leadership Challenge has stood the test of time for good reason: it's quite simply one of the best books you'll ever read on leadership."
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager® and Great Leaders Grow
"I read The Leadership Challenge as a new manager building Oracle University and was deeply affected by it. It shaped me as a leader and influenced my career. Reading the fifth edition twenty years later, I am struck by how its wisdom stands the test of time while also providing fresh, relevant insights for leading at your best and mobilizing others to achieve the extraordinary."
—Liz Wiseman, author, Multipliers
"The Leadership Challenge remains one of the five best books I have ever read. Twenty-five years after its first publication, I still continually recommend it to others looking to improve as leaders."
—John C. Maxwell, leadership expert; bestselling author, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
"Leaders get people moving. They energize and mobilize. They take people and organizations to places they have never been before. Leadership is not a fad, and the leadership challenge never goes away."—from the Introduction
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Experiment & take risks: learning from mistakes & successes/envision the future: imagining ideal scenarios/etc
"Credibility is the most timely and important issue of our age. And with this book, based on a solid foundation of research plus their years of experience, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have thrown us a Hail Mary pass that can help to restore confidence and trust in our institutions. I am personally grateful to receive their pass. I bet that you will be too."—Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California; author, Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership
"My first suggestion on how to build your credibility: read this book and apply what you learn! Nothing is more important to a leader than credibility. Jim and Barry do a wonderful job of showing us all why it matters, how to earn it, and how to keep it! Another amazing contribution from the world's authorities on leadership!"—Marshall Goldsmith, author, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
"Credibility should be on the must-read list for all leaders and potential leaders, and should be a required text for all business majors. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner clearly outline the values and traits of credible leaders, and they both confirm and support the theory that we all want to work for 'credible' leaders. It is a fantastic read for all of us who aspire to be the leader that others want to follow."—Ann Rhoades, author, Built on Values; president and founder, People Ink
"Over the past twenty-five years, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have built—no exaggeration—the most significant body of leadership work on the planet. Credibility is a masterpiece because it accomplishes the seemingly impossible: it boils the vast, often-complicated and confusing act of leadership down to its purest essence and then teaches us how to put it into practice in all aspects of our lives. Simply put, this book will not only inspire you to make a difference, it will help you do it."—Steve Farber, author, The Radical Leap Re-Energized and Greater Than Yourself; president, Extreme Leadership, Inc.
"When I graduated from business school back in the early 1980s, I thought I had to be a 'superhuman' if I were to ever be a CEO some day. After two dozen years of being a CEO, I now know that it's not about being superhuman; it's instead about being a super human. If there's one leadership book that is the operating manual for how to be a super leader and a super human at the same time, it is Credibility. Loved every word of it!"—Chip Conley, founder and executive chairman, Joie de Vivre; author, PEAK and Emotional Equations
Based on surveys of more than 15,000 people, 400 case studies, and 40 in-depth interviews, Credibility shows why leadership is above all a relationship--with credibility as the cornerstone. The authors reveal the six key disciplines and related practices that strengthen a leader's capacity for developing and sustaining credibility.
Praise for The Truth About Leadership
"This book cuts through the clutter and reminds us of what really matters. The introduction alone is worth the price of the book."—Patrick Lencioni, president, The Table Group, and author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and Getting Naked
"The leadership truths Kouzes and Posner lay out have not only endured the test of time but are even more relevant now in a world transformed by Twittering Millennials. Buy copies for yourself, your boss, and also for the up-and-coming leaders of your organization." —Charlene Li, author, Open Leadership, and founder, Altimeter Group
"Elegant in its simplicity and powerful in its depth, The Truth About Leadership dazzles.... This is that one-in-a-million book that serves to pull an entire field together for the reader. No matter how many books you've read on leadership, you will better understand each of them after reading this remarkable book." —Colonel Tom Kolditz, PhD, professor, US Military Academy at West Point, and author, In Extremis Leadership
"This is a book every leader should put on his or her nightstand and read a chapter a night."—Stephen Almassy, global vice chair, Ernst & Young Global Limited
"Regardless of your experience, age, generation, or life stage, The Truth About Leadership will remind you of the vital role leaders play in our lives, renew your interest in understanding what makes a leader great, and rekindle your desire to be an inspiring leader yourself." —Lynne Lancaster, coauthor, When Generations Collide and The M-Factor
"The Truth About Leadership provides some of the best practical advice on leadership I've read in a long time. If you have not read Kouzes and Posner and you manage people, shame on you.
Start here. If you have read their work and your workplace needs a shot in the arm, you'll find this book a quick, engaging jewel that will help you become a more trusted, credible, and valued leader."—Adrian Gostick, author, The Carrot Principle