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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 12

Leadership Is Everyone’s Business

THROUGHOUT THIS BOOK, we’ve told stories of ordinary people who’ve made extraordinary things happen. They are from all over the globe, from all age groups and walks of life. They represent a wide variety of organizations—public and private, governmental and nongovernmental, high-tech and low-tech, small and large, educational and professional. Chances are you haven’t heard of most of them. They’re not public figures, celebrities, or megastars. They’re people who might live next door or work in the next cubicle over. They are people just like you.

We’ve focused on everyday leaders because leadership is not about position or title. It’s not about organizational power or authority. It’s not about fame ...

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