On Becoming a Leader (2 Cassettes)

On Becoming a Leader (2 Cassettes)

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by Warren G. Bennis
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671528997
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio/Nightingale-Conant
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 cassettes, 2 hrs.
Product dimensions:
4.55(w) x 7.04(h) x 1.00(d)

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On Becoming a Leader 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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In the mid-1980s, Warren Bennis wrote this classic model for modern leadership based on personal growth, self-expression, learning and integrity, drawing from interviews with dozens of leaders. Most importantly, he found, leaders do not seek to lead. Instead, they seek to express themselves fully. They embrace risks and mistakes, learning from adversity. They reflect on all of their experiences. With these skills, they inspire others to follow them. They turn organizations into communities which find each member¿s highest potential. Bennis falls into the one mistake he accuses American managers of making: he takes a poll (of successful leaders) and then gets caught in short-term thinking to address its results. As a result, this pessimistic analysis of American business is dated today. In the 21st century¿s light, some of his examples ¿ i.e. the late Robert Maxwell and Apple Computer¿s John Sculley ¿ seem quite dubious. However, we appreciate Bennis¿ basic, inspiring philosophy of leadership and so will you. Read this if you want to lead ¿ and be good at it.