On Becoming a Leader: The Leadership Classic / Edition 2

On Becoming a Leader: The Leadership Classic / Edition 2

by Warren Bennis
     
 

With a new introduction by the authorWarren Bennis's formative years, in the 1930s and '40s, were characterized by severe economic hardship and a world war that showcased the extreme depths and heights to which leaders could drive their followers. Today's environment is similarly chaotic, turbulent, and uncertain. On Becoming a Leader has served for nearly fifteen

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With a new introduction by the authorWarren Bennis's formative years, in the 1930s and '40s, were characterized by severe economic hardship and a world war that showcased the extreme depths and heights to which leaders could drive their followers. Today's environment is similarly chaotic, turbulent, and uncertain. On Becoming a Leader has served for nearly fifteen years as a beacon of insight, delving into the qualities that define leadership, the people who exemplify it, and the strategies that anyone can apply to become an effective leader. This new edition features a provocative introduction on the challenges and opportunities facing leaders today, with additional updates and current references throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738208176
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
Art of Mentoring Series
Edition description:
Updated and Expanded Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.66(d)

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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 around the world. He also chairs the Advisory Board of the Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. He is author of more than thirty books and dozens of other articles on leadership, including Managing the Dream, Organizing Genius, and Learning to Lead. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Revised Edition, 2003
Introduction to the Original Edition, 1989
1Mastering the Context1
2Understanding the Basics31
3Knowing Yourself47
4Knowing the World65
5Operating on Instinct93
6Deploying Yourself: Strike Hard, Try Everything105
7Moving Through Chaos133
8Getting People on Your Side145
9Organizations Can Help - or Hinder163
10Forging the Future183
Biographies197
References209
Index213

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