CHAPTER 1
Jim Kouzes: Leadership is Everybody’s Business
Jim Kouzes is the co-author, with Barry Posner, of The Leadership Challenge, one of the most influential leadership books, which is currently in its fourth edition. He is the Dean’s Executive Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business of Santa Clara University (SCU). He served as president, then CEO and chairman of the Tom Peters Company from 1988 to 2000, and directed the Executive Development Center at SCU from 1981 to 1987. The Wall Street Journal has cited him as one of the 12 best executive educators in the US.
Jim Kouzes traces his interest in leadership back to January 20, 1961, when he served in John F. Kennedy’s Honor Guard at the Presidential Inauguration as one ...

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