Leadership Authorities, Coauthors Kouzes and Posner Speak Oct. 10

(from left) James Kouzes and Barry Posner

September 27, 2018

(Above, from left) James Kouzes and Barry Posner

‘The Future of Leadership’

Gonzaga News Service
SPOKANE, Wash. — Leadership scholars James Kouzes and Barry Posner, coauthors of “The Leadership Challenge” — a gold-standard model for effective leadership — will discuss “The Future of Leadership” at the Gonzaga University School of Leadership Studies’ first Speaker Series event at 6:30 p.m.., Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room.

Kouzes and Posner will draw upon the lessons they have learned in decades of research and consulting with leaders worldwide. Cost of the event is $35, which includes a dessert bar, a drink and signing of their book (book not included). To register, visit www.gonzaga.edu/leadershipevents.

Jolanta Weber, associate academic vice president and interim dean of the school, said she is delighted the school will offer this opportunity to present the best-selling authors of more than a dozen award-winning leadership books to Gonzaga students and the regional business community.

“We are pleased to offer this special learning opportunity to our students and the regional community,” Weber said. “Motivated by our desire to be challenged and inspired as leaders, this interactive lecture will foster learning, reflection, and a call for innovative solutions to complex global issues we face every day.”

Since its first edition in 1987, “The Leadership Challenge” has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide and is available in more than 22 languages. It has won numerous awards, including the Critics’ Choice Award from the nation’s book review editors and the James A. Hamilton Hospital Administrators’ Book of the Year Award. It was selected as one of the top 10 books on leadership in “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time” by Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten.

With 40 years of history offering leadership programs for graduates and undergraduates, Gonzaga established the School of Leadership Studies earlier this year, affirming its commitment to the importance of this field of study for the institution. Among the purposes of its Speaker Series are to improve the state of leadership in the country and the world by engaging society’s leaders in a nonpartisan dialogue to address critical issues, and to enhance leadership learning opportunities for Gonzaga alumni, students, and the community.

To register for the event, visit www.gonzaga.edu/leadershipevents. For more information, contact Sherri Lynch at (509) 313-3684 or lynchs@gonzaga.edu.