The Trainer's Handbook of Leadership Development offersfacilitators, human resource professionals, and consultants awide-variety of tools and techniques for developing leadershipcompetencies and characteristics. Drawing on research from suchgiants in the leadership field as Warren Bennis, Ken Blanchard,James Kouzes, and Barry Posner, the book's thought-provokingactivities are designed to create real and lasting behaviorchange.
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