When Jim Kouzes agreed to write the Foreword for my new book I was thrilled and honored

If ever the phrase, “no further explanation necessary” was appropriate, it’s appropriate here.

So it should come as no surprise that in his Foreword, Jim managed to capture the essence of things far better than I was able to do in the entire book that followed it.  Here is, as the say in the news business, the nut graf from Jim’s Foreword:

  • But keep in mind that leadership is not about the leader.  It is not about you.  It is about others.  It is about how others experience you and what you do.  It’s about their hopes, dreams, and aspirations.  It’s about their level of trust, respect, and engagement with you and each other.  It’s about their feelings of empowerment and commitment.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.  And as a matter of fact, I didn’t.