Leading for a Lifetime How Defining Moments Shape Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

Leading for a Lifetime How Defining Moments Shape Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

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by Warren G. Bennis, Robert J. Thomas
     
 

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Today's young leaders grew up in the glow of television and computers; the leaders of their grandparents' generation in the shadow of the Depression and World War II. In "Leading for a Lifetime", Warren Bennis and Robert Thomas set to find out how era and values shape those who lead. At the heart of this model are what the authors call "crucibles" - utterly

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Today's young leaders grew up in the glow of television and computers; the leaders of their grandparents' generation in the shadow of the Depression and World War II. In "Leading for a Lifetime", Warren Bennis and Robert Thomas set to find out how era and values shape those who lead. At the heart of this model are what the authors call "crucibles" - utterly transforming periods of testing from which one can emerge either hopelessly broken or powerfully emboldened to learn and to lead. Whether losing an election or burying a child, learning from a mentor or mastering a martial art, crucibles force us to decide who we are and what we are capable of.

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ISBN-13:
9781422102817
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
640,477
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.72(d)

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Leading for a Lifetime How Defining Moments Shape Leaders of Today and Tomorrow 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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¿What doesn¿t kill you makes you stronger,¿ is one of Friedrich Nietzsche¿s most famous sayings. In their quest to uncover the secrets of great leadership across generations, Warren Bennis and Robert J. Thomas arrive basically at the same conclusion in this revised update of their earlier book Geeks & Geezers. The ability to overcome adversity is the universal theme that emerges from their interviews with 18 ¿geeks,¿ leaders mostly younger than 30, and 25 ¿geezers,¿ leaders mostly aged 70 to 80, in search of lessons about leadership, as shaped by generational differences. How disparate and how alike were the corporate leaders of the World War II generation and today? Though raised in radically different generations, both groups share unflinching optimism, rock-solid integrity and the ability to inspire others. We strongly recommend the leadership principles in this finely crafted, absorbing book to leaders and potential leaders. Look at it this way: The effort won¿t kill you in fact, it¿ll probably make you stronger.