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5.0 out of 5 stars A simple, well-researched formula to enhance employee engagement
In this ebook the authors clearly validate that the quality of leadership you experience at your workplace explains how you feel about the place you work and how engaged and effective you are. In clear, simple language they present their findings from data collected from nearly two million constituents from across the globe--what makes the difference in employee...
Published 17 months ago by Jennifer Nichols

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3.0 out of 5 stars Average at best
This book was short and easy to read but lacked much depth. Ok for beginners but lightweight for anyone else.
Published 16 months ago by lynn klimas petr


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5.0 out of 5 stars A simple, well-researched formula to enhance employee engagement, June 13, 2013
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In this ebook the authors clearly validate that the quality of leadership you experience at your workplace explains how you feel about the place you work and how engaged and effective you are. In clear, simple language they present their findings from data collected from nearly two million constituents from across the globe--what makes the difference in employee engagement is how leaders behave. They describe these behaviors that make a difference with stories and examples, with a compelling call to action to be a better leader at the end.
I'd recommend this ebook for anyone that wants to wants to be a great leader or anyone that develops leaders to create a great workplace.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read for leaders, July 3, 2013
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Straightforward and research backed that makes a great statement...if you want to create great places to work, it starts, and probably ends, with your leadership. Leaders have incredible power over how followers perform, and we know that engaged followers who love their job and company, outperform others. Buy this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How leadership affects employee engagement, June 27, 2013
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John Gibbs (Melbourne, Australia) - See all my reviews
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Leaders do not do their best when they are maintaining the status quo or when they feel comfortable; they do their best when faced with adversity, crisis, setbacks, and great difficulty, according to James Kouzes and Barry Posner in this short-form ebook. Thus great leaders tend to come to the fore at challenging and difficult times, like the present.

The global financial crisis, structural change brought about by technology, and numerous other factors are creating great pressures on most workplaces, but good leaders can make a significant difference. According to the authors, the best leaders bring out significantly greater talent and efforts from their workforce. Leadership is a definable set of skills and abilities, which can be learned and improved.

The book goes on to describe five leadership practices: model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act, and encourage the heart. By honing their skills in each of these areas, leaders can significantly improve the environment and productivity of their workplaces.

The research underlying the authors' conclusions is more along the lines of qualitative analysis rather than randomised controlled trials of a type likely to satisfy a statistician, but their arguments are on the whole persuasive. This very brief ebook includes a useful summary of ideas contained in The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, and should be useful to managers who have very limited reading time available.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Timely and insightful easy to read. Practical application for todays workplace leader, May 16, 2014
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Kouzes and Posner always deliver...............insightful, easy to read work that provides practical application for the workplace, but as usual causes you to think about developing yourself as a leader. Always up to date and timely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful book that contains pearls of wisdom on every page, May 2, 2014
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Pound for pound this is one of the more useful leadership books I've read in a long time. If you don't want to spend the time to read Kouzes and Posner's other books, this short book is great.but you should invest the time to read their other books, they are phenomenal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for anyone who cares about their organization, September 26, 2014
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Clearly written and well documented, this book points to the difference great leadership makes for the people and organization.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average at best, July 22, 2013
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This book was short and easy to read but lacked much depth. Ok for beginners but lightweight for anyone else.
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