The Leadership Challenge

What Do Young Adults See As Characteristics of Admired Leaders?

In this week’s video blog post I reflect on the reaction that my 4th year faculty of management university students had to a questionnaire on the Characteristics of Admired Leaders (Kouzes & Posner, 2014). In their leadership book, The Leadership Challenge (Wiley, 2017), Kouzes and Posner describe what people look…

Who Are K&P and What is TLC?

There are two very influential books in my leadership journey. One of those is Marshall Goldsmith’s What Got You Here Won’t Get You There (2007, Hyperion); the other is The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner (Jossey-Bass, 2012). I have talked about both of these works and their authors in…

What is leadership, anyway?

What is leadership, anyway? What is your definition of leadership? There are as many definitions for “leadership” as there are individuals defining it. Some of the big names in leadership circles have created definitions and theories that have met their own needs and circumstances, which to me is legitimate. Steven…

Leadership = Accountability

  Some favorite sayings of small children are: “It’s not my fault…they made me do it…I forgot.” Some favorite sayings of small adults are: “It’s not my job…No one told me…It couldn’t be helped.” Dan Zadra said, “True freedom begins and ends with personal accountability.” If this is true for…