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On Becoming a Leader

    By Warren G Bennis, Bennis Warren (Joint author)
Discover the secrets of leadership.
The world's foremost producer of personal development and motivational audio programs now presents the audio adaptation of the leadership classic recommended by Vice President Al Gore.
Today, most organizations are overmanaged and underled. Yet, the factor that ultimately determines which companies succeed or fail is their leadership. To remain competitive in the 21st century, America will need a new generation of leaders who can shape, rather than surrender to, our increasingly volatile global economy.
In "On Becoming a Leader, " management expert Warren Bennis shows how individuals develop leadership traits and how organizations encourage or stifle potential leaders. Bennis profiles dynamic figures from diverse business arenas -- Fortune 500 companies, the entertainment industry and political and nonprofit groups -- to demonstrate how all leaders share distinctive characteristics. This provocative examination will encourage all aspiring leaders to take risks, embrace change and transform their visions into reality.
Warren G. Bennis is university professor and founding chairman of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California. He is also chairman of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School and Distinguished Research Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He has written more than twenty-five books on leadership, change, and creative collaboration including Leaders, which was recently designated by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 business books of all time. His most recent book is Geeks & Geezers.


NEWS: Warren Bennis | 1925-2014

Posted August 11, 2014, 8:17 PM with category of General Business
Aaron updated us last Wednesday with some dispatches we've received from a new generation of Authors On the Road, Changing the World. It is great to hear from the folks we're working with, to watch them spreading their ideas and expertise, and see them slowly and deliberately effect real change as they do. But, we know they're standing on the shoulders of giants, and as this new generation of authors and educators strengthens and broadens the scope of the business book genre, we have been losing some of those giants—the first generation of business book writers, the ones that blazed the trail, that made the study of business, management, and leadership an educational pursuit rather than a purely profit-based one. Read more

NEWS: Warren Bennis Blogs

Posted August 22, 2012, 7:02 PM with category of General Business
Warren Bennis--leader, academic, consultant, sage--is blogging on Bloomberg Businessweek. What a fantastic gift to all of us in business as we can always benefit from some perspective and reflection on our daily work. Bennis, now an octogenarian, brings the whole of his life experience to play here in his blog. Read more

JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects - Still Surprised

Posted September 9, 2010, 8:24 PM with category of General Business
Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership by Warren Bennis with Patricia Ward Biederman, Jossey-Bass, 272 Pages, $27. 95 Hardcover, August 2010, ISBN 9780470432389 When you look at the greatest business thinkers from the second half of the last century, Warren Bennis would have to be in the conversation. When you focus on the field of leadership, he would have to be on the top of that list. Read more

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Posted August 13, 2010, 2:01 PM with category of General Business
Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers by Stan Slap, 272 pages, $25. 95, Hardcover, August 2010, ISBN 9781591843245 In 2010, 800-CEO-READ moved to our newly remodeled “world headquarters” and with all this new space, we had walls that needed filling. Lots of pictures of me, of course, but I’ve got to keep my ego in check. Read more


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ISBN 9780201409291
Language English
Pages 226
Publish Date 07/01/1994
Published 04/2003
Publisher Perseus Books Group

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