adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $24.95

Buy for $24.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The most trusted source of leadership wisdom, updated to address today's realities.

The Leadership Challenge is the gold-standard manual for effective leadership, grounded in research and written by the premier authorities in the field. With deep insight into the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace, this book positions leadership both as a skill to be learned and as a relationship that must be nurtured to reach its full potential. This new sixth edition has been revised to address current challenges and includes more international examples and a laser focus on business issues; you'll learn how extraordinary leaders accomplish extraordinary things and how to develop your leadership skills and style to deliver quality results every time. Engaging stories delve into the fundamental roles that great leaders fulfill, and simple frameworks provide a primer for those who seek continuous improvement; by internalizing key insights and putting concepts into action, you'll become a more effective, more impactful leader.

A good leader gets things done; a great leader aspires, inspires, and achieves more. This book highlights the differences between good and great, and shows you how to bridge the chasm between getting things done and making things happen.

  • Gain deep insight into leadership's critical role in organizational health
  • Navigate the shift toward team-oriented work relationships
  • Motivate and inspire to break through the pervasive new cynicism
  • Leverage the electronic global village to deliver better results

Business is evolving at an increasingly rapid rate, and leaders must keep pace with the changes or risk stagnation. People work differently, are motivated differently, and have different expectations today - business as usual is quickly losing its effectiveness. The Leadership Challenge helps you stay current, relevant, and effective in the modern workplace.

©2017 James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

What listeners say about The Leadership Challenge Sixth Edition

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    392
  • 4 Stars
    110
  • 3 Stars
    37
  • 2 Stars
    16
  • 1 Stars
    7
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    327
  • 4 Stars
    90
  • 3 Stars
    38
  • 2 Stars
    13
  • 1 Stars
    7
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    311
  • 4 Stars
    105
  • 3 Stars
    37
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    7

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Great info. but this reader tough to listen to

All of the information is great about Leadership in this book. I suggest to but the companion or hard copy. Sixth edition has some new examples which is great. This edition's reader not as good as the authors reading the book in previous edition.

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

One of the worst narrators

Listening to this book was like hearing a high-timber loud person recounting a panicky situation for nearly 10 hours. What a poor quality production. Unacceptable production from Audible. Makes the entire experience unpleasant and distracts from the content, even if the latter is repetitive and quite embellished.

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

A classic of any administration curriculum

This book was required text for one of my undergraduate classes in leadership. I didn't care about the reader, but the content is great. I have been in a leadership pretty much since the beginning of my professional life, due to this most of the concepts of this book are familiar to me, but there are the few "I wish I had known before" moments.

Although this book is old, it is fresh because the writers continually update it with current relevant examples and information.

If this is a textbook, then you have no alternative, but I think it is a worthy listening even if it is just for the curious or the rest that hold or wish to hold a leadership position.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

One of the best books on leadership

This book has been very helpful to me as a leader. It laid out very clearly where I need to grow.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

It's a grind

There is some good content but it is a grind to get through. Lesson from better leadership book, keep it simple.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great content. But slow paced.

Loved the content. Good tried-and-true practices. The narrator sounded like he was from NPR. I sped it up to 1.5 times just to keep interested.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Nice addition

The book reinforced as well as added leadership principles that I can put into use today. Definitely adding to my professional Library.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Favorite leadership book

I’ve read quite a few leadership books and I’m currently taking a course on leadership that requires reading several additional books. This is one of the required books for the course. Of all the books I’ve read, this is my favorite. I love all of the anecdotal stories and the variety of topics covered. I feel truly inspired to be a better leader and feel that I have many more tools in my bag of ideas that are founded on research and experience. Thanks to Kouzes & Posner for doing all the hard work to bring so much great information together!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Foundational Textbook on Leadership

Although this was my first read of the Sixth Edition, I had read at least two previous editions dating back to 1987. Each time I read through an edition, I realize how much of this material pre-dated a large number of later popular books and seminars from other authors. The Leadership Challenge serves as an excellent encyclopedia of leadership that functions as a comprehensive text and reference book on leadership that transcends industries, cultures, and generations.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

worth it

quintessential book on leadership. They boil it down to very digestible bite-size chunks. A must read for anyone wanting a functional primer on how to succeed in any workplace!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Paul
  • Paul
  • 02-10-21

Leadersip overview

A good leadership overview with some interesting anacdoting stories of how leadership looks in practice.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jennifers Daddy
  • Jennifers Daddy
  • 07-12-17

Reasonable book shame about narration

The book is good but narration poor. Its a bit like listening to my 7year old son reading. Very monotone and without emotion.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Drew
  • Drew
  • 08-06-19

Loved the Conent!

The narrator was pretty monotone + dry.
Strongly recommend the book - essential reading for practitioners or students of leadership.