The new edition of The Leadership Challenge is coming out soon. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have released this short slideshow to remind us that leadership makes a difference.   For example, 94% of direct reports are “willing to work hard” when leaders very frequently or almost always challenge them to try out new and innovative ways to do their work compared to only 5% of direct reports when leaders almost never or rarely challenge people. That’s a tremendous delta and you can see significants gains in productivity and results. Good stuff!