James Kouzes: Leadership from Within- A Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

NOTE: This is an excerpt from the full 90-minute DVD.

What is the difference between management and leadership? While effective management is needed to maintain the status quo, it is leadership that moves us forward to a new vision of the future. The path to leadership, says James Kouzes, is an inner process much like the mythological hero’s journey.

Leadership is based more on personal power than on power derived from position. Thus leadership can emerge from any level within an organization.

In Part 2 of the full DVD, Mr. Kouzes suggests that in order to live in a manner that exemplifies the values they espouse, leaders must be clear about their own values. He offers several exercises for values clarification and self-understanding.

James M. Kouzes is President of Tom Peters Group Learning Systems. Since 1969 he has trained more than 15,000 executives and professionals. A former Director of the Executive Development Center of Santa Clara University’s School of Business, he is author of The Leadership Challenge: How to Get Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations.

Published on August 21, 2010