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The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, 5th Edition by Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes

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CHAPTER 11

Celebrate the Values and Victories

ALL OVER THE WORLD, people celebrate. They take time off work to gather to mark an important occasion. They march in elaborate parades down the city’s main street to shower a championship team with cheers of appreciation. They set off fireworks to com­memorate great historic victories or the beginning of a new year. They convene impromptu ceremonies in the company conference room to toast the award of a new contract. They attend banquets to show their respect for individuals and groups who’ve accomplished an extraordinary feat. They get all dressed up in tuxedos and gowns—and sometimes in very silly costumes—to rejoice at the passing of another season. They sit down at elaborate feasts to give thanks ...

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