About this series: Glean leadership insights from one of The Wall Street Journal's "Top 10" executive development consultants as you listen to Part 1 of a three-part series on leadership and learn about the provocative conclusions and findings of Kouzes' latest research.
In this three-part series, James Kouzes shares his insights about the leadership practices that contribute to high performance in individuals and organizations. He reveals the most important lessons about leaders' critical strengths and weaknesses and describes the most significant actions leaders must take to sustain personal credibility and improve their capacity to impact performance in their organizations.
About the speaker: Cited by The Wall Street Journal as one of the 12 most requested "non-university executive-education providers" to U.S. companies, James Kouzes, along with Barry Posner, recently completed an analysis of over 71,000 leadership assessment surveys involving over 8,000 leaders.
James is the co-author of the award-winning book, The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations, which is now in its third edition with over one million copies sold. The Leadership Challenge, available in eleven languages, was a selection of the Macmillan Executive Book Club and the Fortune Book Club. It's the winner of the James A. Hamilton Hospital Administrators' Book Award and Critics' Choice Award.
James previously served as chairman of the tompeters! company, a training company that specializes in developing leaders at all levels. He is also the dean's professor of leadership in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University and an executive fellow at its Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
He co-developed The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), a 360-degree questionnaire assessing leadership behavior. More than 250,000 individuals have taken the LPI to measure how well they lead others in getting extraordinary things done in organizations.