Jim Kouzes: A Leadership Giant!

Podcast 001: Jim Kouses

Jim KouzesThirty-years ago, Jim Kouzes and his collaborator Barry Posner wrote “The Leadership Challenge” – a book that has sold 2.5 million copies (so far) and is taught in universities and management classes around the world.

As the author of five other best-selling leadership books, a consultant and a Fellow of Leadership at Santa Clara University’s Leavey Business School, Kouzes was one of the earliest people to urge managers to purposefully engage employees’ hearts.

There is simply no accident that Jim Kouzes is the first ever guest on the Lead From The Heart podcast. It simply couldn’t have been anyone but him to launch the effort. And early listeners have described this podcast as Kouzes’ “last lecture” in the sense that he does a truly magnificent job of distilling all of his proven management wisdom into a one hour discussion (where he holds court).

If you’re looking to be inspired while learning the key attributes of the most effective 21st Century managers, listening in will be time very well spent.

By Mark C. Crowley

Mark C. Crowley is the author of Lead From The Heart: Transformational Leadership For The 21st Century which has been taught in 11 American universities. He is a global speaker, leadership consultant and thought leader on the topics of workplace culture and employee engagement.