As one of the best leadership books on the market, Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Challenge provides straightforward advice on the basics of leading.   The book, based on years of research and vetted by millions of readers, helps leaders understand everyday leadership blocking and tackling, including:

  • Modeling the Way . . . setting an example for others to follow.
    • Inspiring a Shared Vision . . . helping others not just see the future, but create it.
    • Challenge the Process . . . looking for opportunities to take risks, experiment, and challenge the status quo.
    • Enabling Others to Act . . . fostering collaboration and creating an environment where teams can thrive.
    • Encouraging the Heart . . . celebrating success and nurturing hope.

The authors share some great real world examples and straightforward exercises making the book accessible and useful.  I can’t recommend this book highly enough.

Purchase “The Leadership Challenge” on Amazon.


Tom Epperson

Tom Epperson

Dr. Tom Epperson is the President of InnerWill, and an instructor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Executive MBA program. Tom is a certified business coach and has a Doctorate in Leadership from The George Washington University. Tom works with clients on cultural transformation, leadership development, executive coaching, and igniting individual and organizational potential. Previously, Tom served as the HR Director for Luck Companies, and played a significant role as one of the architects of Luck Companies’ cultural transformation.

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