Jim Kouzes is the dean’s executive fellow of leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and the co-author with Barry Posner of the internationally award-winning and bestselling book,
The Leadership Challenge, with more than 2 million copies sold. He has co-authored more than 30 other books, including
The Truth About Leadership,
Encouraging the Heart and A Leader’s Legacy, as well as the
Leadership Practices Inventory—the top-selling off-the-shelf leadership assessment in the world. The
Wall Street Journal has recognized Jim as one of the 10 best executive educators in the United States. In 2009 he received the Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award from ATD, and was presented the Thought Leader Award by the Instructional Systems Association. Jim was also named one of
HR Magazine’s Top 20 Most Influential International Thinkers from 2010 to 2013 and one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America from 2010 to 2015.