Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader [NOOK Book]

Overview


Over his distinguished career Warren Bennis has shown that leaders are made, not born. In Learning to Lead, written in partnership with management development expert Joan Goldsmith, Bennis provides a program that will help managers transform themselves into leaders.

Using wise insights from the world’s best leaders, helpful self-assessments, and dozens of one-day skill-building exercises, Bennis and Goldsmith show in Learning to Lead how to see beyond leadership myths and ...

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Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader

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Overview


Over his distinguished career Warren Bennis has shown that leaders are made, not born. In Learning to Lead, written in partnership with management development expert Joan Goldsmith, Bennis provides a program that will help managers transform themselves into leaders.

Using wise insights from the world’s best leaders, helpful self-assessments, and dozens of one-day skill-building exercises, Bennis and Goldsmith show in Learning to Lead how to see beyond leadership myths and communicate vision to others. With updates throughout, Learning to Lead is both a workbook and a deeply considered treatise on the nature of leadership by two of its finest and most experienced practitioners—and teachers.

On Becoming a Leader has sold nearly 150,000 copies since its publication in 1989. This workbook provides a practical way to work out the issues in Bennis' bestselling book, showing readers how to assess present leadership skills and then, through theory and exercises, how to improve problem areas.

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Editorial Reviews

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Doug Willmore, Chief Administrative Officer, Salt Lake County
Learning to Lead is one of the finest books for leaders that I have ever had the opportunity to read. Grounded in proven theory, yet written in action, Bennis and Goldsmith have given anyone who aspires to lead more powerfully and more effectively, a pathway to follow. The pathway they lay out requires work and thought, yet it also calls for the best that you have to give – and as such, has allowed for new levels of self-expression, authenticity, and effectiveness in my own leadership. Clear and concise, yet not simple, it is a book that I will return to again and again.”

Catherine Houser, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, MTV Networks
“They say leaders are born, but leadership is a skill that's bred. Learning to Lead is full of smart, practical thinking on how to unlock the potential for greatness that lies within all of us.”

Raz Ingrasci, President & CEO, Hoffman Institute
“Outstanding leaders effectively embrace the paradox of a path that is equal parts inner wisdom and outward action. Now, just when the demand for excellence is greatest, this modern classic by Goldsmith and Bennis gives leaders of every stripe direct access to great mastery from one who knows you perfectly in your highest aspirations – YOURSELF. Live with this book. Use it to recalibrate your inner compass as you step boldly forward into the greatest adventure of your life.”

Tuscon Citizen
“This definitive and practical guide to leadership, now in its revised and updated fourth edition, is especially important in our current work environment of crisis and uncertainty. The ability to develop competent leaders is, without a doubt, one of our society’s most pressing concerns. This handy workbook is filled with wisdom from the world’s most insightful and accomplished leaders and includes useful self-assessments and dozens of interactive skill-building exercises.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465004324
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 4/27/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 460,462
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Warren Bennis is Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern California and a consultant to multinational companies and governments throughout the world. He is the author of On Becoming a Leader and Organizing Genius. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

Joan Goldsmith is a management consultant based in Santa Monica, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface ..... xi
Acknowledgments ..... xxi
Chapter 1--Leadership for a Successful Future ..... 1
Chapter 2--How to Use This Workbook ..... 21
Chapter 3--The Leadership Crisis ..... 41
Chapter 4--Knowing Yourself ..... 69
Chapter 5--Creating and Communicating a Vision ..... 99
Chapter 6--Maintaining Trust through Integrity ..... 119
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