On Becoming A Leader

Overview

Deemed "the dean of leadership gurus” by Forbes magazine, Warren Bennis has for years persuasively argued that leaders are not born—they are made. Delving into the qualities that define leadership, the people who exemplify it, and the strategies that anyone can apply to achieve it, his classic work On Becoming a Leader has served as a source of essential insight for countless readers. In a world increasingly defined by turbulence and uncertainty, the call to leadership is more ...

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Overview

Deemed "the dean of leadership gurus” by Forbes magazine, Warren Bennis has for years persuasively argued that leaders are not born—they are made. Delving into the qualities that define leadership, the people who exemplify it, and the strategies that anyone can apply to achieve it, his classic work On Becoming a Leader has served as a source of essential insight for countless readers. In a world increasingly defined by turbulence and uncertainty, the call to leadership is more urgent than ever.

Featuring a provocative new introduction, this new edition will inspire a fresh generation of potential leaders to excellence.

Bennis profiles leaders from all walks of life and analyzes the leadership process in unusual depth. "Thank God for Warren Bennis."--Tom Peters

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789866526329
  • Publisher: Da Shi Wen Hua/Tsai Fong Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Language: Chinese
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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 dozens of articles and over thirty books on leadership, including Learning to Lead and Organizing Genius. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction to the Revised Edition, 2003 xiii

Introduction to the Original Edition, 1989 xxix

1 Mastering the Context 1

2 Understanding the Basics 33

3 Knowing Yourself 49

4 Knowing the World 67

5 Operating on Instinct 95

6 Deploying Yourself: Strike Hard, Try Everything 107

7 Moving Through Chaos 135

8 Getting People on Your Side 147

9 Organizations Can Help-or Hinder 165

10 Forging the Future 185

Epilogue to the Twentieth-Anniversary Edition 199

Biographies 227

References 241

Index 245

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