How Do Leaders Learn to Lead?

Learning Leadership sample chapter

James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner's Learning Leadership examines the fundamental questions: How do people learn leadership? How do they learn to become leaders?

Through their research, they have uncovered a few leadership myths that hold leaders back:

  • The Talent Myth: "You either have it or you don't."
  • The Position Myth: “Leaders are only found at the top.”
  • The Strengths Myth: “Only focus on what you are good at.”
  • The Self-Reliance Myth: “If you can't do it yourself, it isn't worth doing."
  • The It-Comes-Naturally Myth: “You don't need to practice.”

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