Jim Kouzes is a bestselling author and award-winning speaker. Jim has been thinking about leadership ever since he served in John F. Kennedy’s honor guard when Kennedy was inaugurated as President. Kennedy’s inaugural call to action —“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” — inspired Jim to join the Peace Corps. Jim has devoted his life to leadership development ever since. Currently Jim is Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, at Santa Clara University, and also lectures on leadership around the world to corporations, governments, and nonprofits. Jim has won numerous honors and awards, including recognition as one of the twelve best executive educators in the United States by the Wall Street Journal. Jim’s book with Barry Posner, The Leadership Challenge, has been a business and leadership classic for the last 25 years. Its teachings have helped over 3 million people fulfill their leadership potential.