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The Leadership Challenge Sixth Edition

How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations
Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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The most trusted source of leadership wisdom, updated to address today's realities.

The Leadership Challenge is the gold-standard manual for effective leadership, grounded in research and written by the premier authorities in the field. With deep insight into the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace, this book positions leadership both as a skill to be learned and as a relationship that must be nurtured to reach its full potential. This new sixth edition has been revised to address current challenges and includes more international examples and a laser focus on business issues; you'll learn how extraordinary leaders accomplish extraordinary things and how to develop your leadership skills and style to deliver quality results every time. Engaging stories delve into the fundamental roles that great leaders fulfill, and simple frameworks provide a primer for those who seek continuous improvement; by internalizing key insights and putting concepts into action, you'll become a more effective, more impactful leader.

A good leader gets things done; a great leader aspires, inspires, and achieves more. This book highlights the differences between good and great, and shows you how to bridge the chasm between getting things done and making things happen.

  • Gain deep insight into leadership's critical role in organizational health
  • Navigate the shift toward team-oriented work relationships
  • Motivate and inspire to break through the pervasive new cynicism
  • Leverage the electronic global village to deliver better results

Business is evolving at an increasingly rapid rate, and leaders must keep pace with the changes or risk stagnation. People work differently, are motivated differently, and have different expectations today - business as usual is quickly losing its effectiveness. The Leadership Challenge helps you stay current, relevant, and effective in the modern workplace.

©2017 James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Thomas G. Hamp
  • 27-11-2017

Great info. but this reader tough to listen to

All of the information is great about Leadership in this book. I suggest to but the companion or hard copy. Sixth edition has some new examples which is great. This edition's reader not as good as the authors reading the book in previous edition.

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  • Joe Kay
  • 11-11-2017

One of the worst narrators

Listening to this book was like hearing a high-timber loud person recounting a panicky situation for nearly 10 hours. What a poor quality production.

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  • TOPROY
  • 06-08-2018

A classic of any administration curriculum

This book was required text for one of my undergraduate classes in leadership. I didn't care about the reader, but the content is great. I have been in a leadership pretty much since the beginning of my professional life, due to this most of the concepts of this book are familiar to me, but there are the few "I wish I had known before" moments.

Although this book is old, it is fresh because the writers continually update it with current relevant examples and information.

If this is a textbook, then you have no alternative, but I think it is a worthy listening even if it is just for the curious or the rest that hold or wish to hold a leadership position.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-05-2018

Nice addition

The book reinforced as well as added leadership principles that I can put into use today. Definitely adding to my professional Library.

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  • Jared English
  • 14-05-2018

Great content. But slow paced.

Loved the content. Good tried-and-true practices. The narrator sounded like he was from NPR. I sped it up to 1.5 times just to keep interested.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-06-2019

Nothing New

Had to complete this book for work. Sadly, nothing more than the same concepts in most leadership books.

Very boring, no take away value

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-06-2019

The Leadership Challenge

A very good book on a values-driven leadership model. Readable and applicable to every leaders' context.

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  • Dennis Porter
  • 22-04-2019

Inspirational

This book re-enforces some of the ideas of leadership that I have learned over the years. I also had the opportunity to take courses on leadership which the authors had made major contributions.
This book is an excellent resource for a tenured leader as well as great roll for someone just getting started.

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  • Elise
  • 25-03-2019

Great Leadership Book

This book was full of helpful nuggets of wisdom when working to inspire people who work around and under you. It was engaging and full of life and excitement! the stories added such a personal touch it made me exited to get to know my own people more. I'm ready to start doing some of what the book talked about. Definitely going to re-read!

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  • Vernicia Eure
  • 22-01-2019

Practical leadership book

The Leadership Challenge is a great book with several practical lessons and examples. It is very well written and is one you want to keep on hand as a reference.

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  • Jennifers Daddy
  • 12-07-2017

Like listening to a robot - not very engaging

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would change the narrator. The book has some good info, but it was hard to concentrate to what was being said as the narrator was very monotone like a robot. No emotion at all.

How could the performance have been better?

The book is not engaging. I found my mind was drifting off to think about other things. This is unlike the books from Harvard Business Review who are really engaging and can listen with ease.

Was The Leadership Challenge Sixth Edition worth the listening time?

No. I have the book too which is good, but I didn;t like the audio book at all.

Any additional comments?

Get the book instead.