Chapter 2

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

In This Chapter

  • The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.
  • Examples of how leaders use these practices in their work.
  • The 10 Commitments of Leadership.


Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen,” states Alan Keith of Genentech. There are no shortages of challenging opportunities, and in these extraordinary times the challenges only seem to be increasing. All generations confront their own serious threats and receive their own favorable circumstances. That’s not the issue. ...

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