Jim Kouzes

Leadership Expert and Bestselling Co-Author of The Leadership Challenge

Jim Kouzes is a top leadership keynote speaker and the coauthor with Barry Posner of the award-winning and best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge, with over 2 million copies sold and available in 22 languages. He’s also the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.

  • Jim Kouzes` Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Jim Kouzes`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $30,001 - $40,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Jim Kouzes`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Jim Kouzes`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $30,001 - $40,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

The Truth About Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-of-the- Matter Facts You Need to Know

Based on thirty years of original research, Jim Kouzes explores the fundamental, enduring truths about leadership that hold constant regardless of context or circumstance. These time-tested truths reveal what leaders must know and the questions they must be ...

Based on thirty years of original research, Jim Kouzes explores the fundamental,
enduring truths about leadership that hold constant regardless of context or
circumstance. These time-tested truths reveal what leaders must know and the
questions they must be prepared to answer if they are going to have a
sustainable impact on their constituents and organizations. In this session, you’ll
learn what the ten truths are and how you can apply them to your work as a
leader.

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The Leadership Challenge: The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®

Since 1983 Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have been researching leadership. They’ve examined real-life cases and analyzed 360-degree assessments from hundreds of thousands of leaders and over two million observers. From their analyses of the data they’ve...

Since 1983 Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have been researching leadership.
They’ve examined real-life cases and analyzed 360-degree assessments from
hundreds of thousands of leaders and over two million observers. From their
analyses of the data they’ve found that there are Five Practices of Exemplary
Leadership® that leaders demonstrate when performing at their best. Exemplary
leaders Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable
Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. In this session, you will learn what
leaders actually do to exhibit these practices and how you can apply them to
your daily work.

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The Credible Leader: How to Strengthen and Sustain Authenticity and Integrity

Our research shows conclusively that people around the globe want leaders who are honest, forward-looking, inspiring, and competent. While these results aren’t surprising, they are extraordinarily significant to leaders because three of these four ...

Our research shows conclusively that people around the globe want leaders who
are honest, forward-looking, inspiring, and competent. While these results aren’t
surprising, they are extraordinarily significant to leaders because three of these
four characteristics comprise what communications experts refer to as “source
credibility.” Personal credibility is the foundation of leadership. In this session
you will learn the six disciplines of earning and sustaining credibility, and you’ll
learn how you can apply them in your work as a leader.

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Encouraging the Heart: A Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others

Making extraordinary things happen in organizations is hard work. The challenges are immense and sometimes frightening. Against these odds leaders must provide encouragement and hope. In this session you will learn the Seven Essentials of Encouraging the ...

Making extraordinary things happen in organizations is hard work. The challenges
are immense and sometimes frightening. Against these odds leaders must
provide encouragement and hope. In this session you will learn the Seven
Essentials of Encouraging the Heart, and you will apply them to a specific
leadership challenge that you face.

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Leadership Is Everyone's Business: It’s Not About Position-It’s About What You Do

Leadership is not the private reserve of a few charismatic men and women. It’s a set of skills and abilities learnable by anyone. What you do is far more important than your title, your level, your function, your industry, your educational background, your ...

Leadership is not the private reserve of a few charismatic men and women. It’s a
set of skills and abilities learnable by anyone. What you do is far more important
than your title, your level, your function, your industry, your educational
background, your gender, or any other demographic variable. The truest test of
leadership is whether you turn your followers into leaders. In this session you’ll
learn what people most expect of their leaders, who their most important leader
role models are, and the universal and enduring practices that leaders
demonstrate to make extraordinary things happen in organizations.

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A Leader's Legacy: Affirming the Difference You Want to Make in the World

There are countless opportunities to make a difference. Each and every day there are many moments when you can choose to lead and many moments when you can choose to make a difference. All of these moments serve up the prospect of contributing to a lasting ...

There are countless opportunities to make a difference. Each and every day
there are many moments when you can choose to lead and many moments
when you can choose to make a difference. All of these moments serve up the
prospect of contributing to a lasting legacy. And the legacy you leave is the LIFE
you lead. In this session you will learn the four primary ways you leave a legacy,
and you will reflect on how you want to make a difference in all of them. When
you leave this session, you will have a much clearer idea of the difference you
want to make at home, at work, and in the community.

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About Keynote Speaker Jim Kouzes

Jim Kouzes is the coauthor with Barry Posner of the award-winning and best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge, with over 2 million copies sold and available in 22 languages. He’s also the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.

The fifth edition of The Leadership Challenge was released in July 2012, marking the 25th anniversary of the book. It debuted as #1 on Amazon’s leadership bestseller list and was selected by FastCompany as one of the 2012 Best Business Books of the Year and was on the 2013 Wall Street Journal bestseller list. In 2009 The Leadership Challenge was selected as one of the 100 best business books of all time by 800-CEO-READ. It was an Amazon Editor’s Pick for one of the Best Business Books of 2007, as well as the winner of the 1995-96 Critics’ Choice Award, and the 1989 James A. Hamilton Hospital Administrators’ Book Award. Their book A Leader’s Legacy was selected by Soundview Executive Book Summaries as one of the top thirty books of the year and by the Globe and Mail (Canada) as one of the top ten books of 2006. Jim and Barry have coauthored over thirty other publications including Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia, Encouraging the Heart, The Leadership Challenge Workbook, and The Truth About Leadership. Their book award-winning Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It was chosen by Industry Week as one of the ten best management books of the year.

All of their books are extensively research-based, and over 500 doctoral dissertations and academic studies have been based on their original research. Jim and Barry also developed the widely used and highly acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), a 360-degree questionnaire assessing leadership behavior. Over 500,000 leaders and 3 million observers have completed the LPI. It is the top-selling off-the-shelf leadership
assessment instrument in the world, and has been called “the most reliable, up-to-date leadership instrument available today.”

Not only is Jim a highly regarded leadership scholar, The Wall Street Journal cited Jim as one of the twelve best executive educators in the U.S. He is the 2010 recipient of the Thought Leadership Award from the Instructional Systems Association, listed as one of HR Magazine’s Most Influential International Thinkers for 2010-2012, named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America in 2010-2014, and ranked by Leadership Excellence magazine as number sixteen on its list of the Top 100 Thought Leaders over the last 10 years. In 2006 Jim was presented with the Golden Gavel, the highest honor awarded by Toastmasters International. Jim and Barry are the recipients of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) 2009 Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award. The International Management Council (IMC) honored Jim and Barry as the 2001 recipients of the prestigious Wilbur M. McFeely Award for their
outstanding contributions to management and leadership education.


More About Jim Kouzes. . .
Jim is also an experienced executive. He served as president, then CEO and chairman of the Tom Peters Company from 1988-until 2000. Prior to his tenure at TPC he directed the Executive Development Center at Santa Clara University from 1981 through 1987. He also founded the Joint Center for Human Services Development at San Jose State University, which he directed from 1972 until 1980. Jim’s lifelong career in education began in 1967-1969 when he served for two years in the Peace Corps.

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Sep 25, 2017

Want to Have People Follow Your Leadership? Cultivate These Four Qualities

If you are honest, competent, inspiring, and forward-thinking, people will follow your leadership. Think about the worst leader you ever...

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