Essay about Analysis Of ' The Truth About Leadership '

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LEADER/LEADERSHIP
I. Introduction
Leadership has had some changes since 1980. “The Truth About Leadership” by James Kouzes and Barry Posner describes some of the changes workers and leaders have faced over time. Generational changes, increased marketplace and diversity. Leaders can be anyone that has had an impact on our lives that we look up to and want to model ourselves after. The leader I choose was President Ronald Reagan. Reagan penned his memoirs in 1990.

II. Review of The Truth about Leadership
The authors describe a brief history of leadership over the years, focusing how changes have occurred, although the substance of leadership has remained the same. The changes they spoke of are increased marketplace, technology besides political issues like global terrorism and scarcity of natural resources. With the introductions of the Millennial into the work force, leaders have shifted their leadership to meet their demands. Kouzes and Posner wrote on ten truths about leadership. They believe that the context of leadership has changed, the content of leadership has not changed. (Kouzes & Posner, 2010, pp. introduction, XV)

The first truth is the truth is that you make a difference. Simply explained, the truth is you can make a difference. You have to believe in yourself if you want to make changes and be a leader. Within that truth they speak of the five practices of exemplary leadership. These are 1) model the way 2) inspire a shared vision 3) challenge…

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