James Kouzes and Barry Posner

James Kouzes and Barry Posner are the co-authors of "The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations," whose sixth edition was released in 2017. They’ve co-authored more than a dozen other award-winning leadership books. Their awards include receiving the Association for Talent Development’s highest honor for their Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance. Kouzes is the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and lectures on leadership worldwide to corporations, governments, and nonprofits. Posner is the Accolti Endowed Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, where he served as dean of the school for 12 years. For more information, visit The Leadership Challenge website.

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