About the Authors

JIM KOUZES is the Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and lectures on leadership around the world to corporations, governments, and nonprofits.

BARRY POSNER holds the Accolti Chair at Santa Clara University, and is Professor of Leadership and the former Dean of the Leavey School of Business. An accomplished scholar, he also provides leadership workshops and seminars worldwide.

Jim and Barry are the authors of The Leadership Challenge, Learning Leadership, Credibility, The Truth About Leadership, A Leader's Legacy, Encouraging the Heart, and The Student Leadership Challenge, among several other best-selling works. They also developed the highly acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)®.

DEB CALVERT is the president and founder of People First Productivity Solutions, a consulting and training firm that builds organizational strength by putting people first. Deb's first book, also based on buyer research, was the bestseller DISCOVER Questions® Get You Connected, named by HubSpot as one of the Top 20 Most Highly Rated Sales Books of All Time.

Jim Kouzes is a highly regarded leadership scholar and an experienced executive; the Wall Street Journal cited him as one of the twelve best executive educators in the United States. Among the many honors that Jim has received are the Thought Leadership Award from the Instructional Systems Association, the most prestigious award given by the trade association of ...

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