According to its Instaread Summary, Analysis & Review “The Leadership Challenge” is a study by two academics in the field of leadership at Santa Clara’s Leavy School of Business. The authors have drawn on their research to provide practical insights to those seeking to improve their own leadership skills.
Instaread’s Summary condenses the core of the book to12 key “Takeaways” that cue the readers in to the visions, characteristics and conduct necessary for effective leadership. In the Takeaways I find points against which to examine my own leadership style. They help me realize some strengths that I employ and traits to which I need to devote more attention. Between my collegiate studies and experiences and readings during my career, I have some familiarity with the subject matter of the Kouzes’s and Posner’s work. found value in this Instaread Summary and am glad that I read it but am not interested in reading Kouzes’s and Posner’s book. There are a lot of leadership “how to do it” tomes available. I recommend that anyone trying to discern which ones merit their attention start with this Instaread summary as it will help you determine if “the Leadership Challenge” is the right one for you.
I did receive a free copy of this book without an obligation to post a review.