Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership

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Overview

This audio book is Warren Bennis' true autobiography, direct from the source, before other biographies start to come out. Bennis' long and storied life and career are filled with insights about many of the people who helped (and hindered) him along the way. Characters include Douglas MacGregor, Abraham Maslow, Timothy Leary, Werner Erhard, Ayn Rand, Nathaniel Branden, Ann Landers, Peter Drucker, Tom Peters and many more. In addition, Bennis' life and career has traversed eight decades, and the events of these ...

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Overview

This audio book is Warren Bennis' true autobiography, direct from the source, before other biographies start to come out. Bennis' long and storied life and career are filled with insights about many of the people who helped (and hindered) him along the way. Characters include Douglas MacGregor, Abraham Maslow, Timothy Leary, Werner Erhard, Ayn Rand, Nathaniel Branden, Ann Landers, Peter Drucker, Tom Peters and many more. In addition, Bennis' life and career has traversed eight decades, and the events of these decades are brought home through his many stories. As a Jewish child in a gentile town in the 30s, a young army recruit in the Battle of the Bulge, a college student in the one of the first progressive precursors to the civil rights movement, a patient undergoing daily psychoanalysis for five years, and later a university provost during the Vietnam protests, Bennis has had a first-hand seat to many of the tumultuous episodes of recent history. They shaped him and his thinking and actions; he was and is both an amazing observer and a player in this history.

This audio book promises to be honest, warts and all, and at times revelatory. Bennis is an eloquent writer — one of the best in business — and he will be working closely with Patricia Ward Bierdeman, his longtime writer/collaborator and personal friend, to shape a unique and lasting audio book.

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Editorial Reviews

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"As a wonderfully honest reporter, Warren does not hesitate to discuss his disappointments and his mistakes, personal as well as professional. Yet this book has an excitement, an energy, a joie de vivre that is inspiring. As an essentialist, I suspect that Warren was born with an ebullient temperament. And yet at the same time, I must acknowledge that Warren is at the happiest point in his life right now, because the roles that he assumed in the last twenty years— master teacher, mentor, writer, pundit, and, yes, guru—are the ones into which he has grown. And they have made him what he is, just as surely as he excelled in them because of who he is." (Howard Gardner, The Washington Post, August 11, 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781456117429
  • Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Format: CD

Meet the Author

Warren Bennis is distinguished professor of business administration at the University of Southern California. He is chairman of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's Kennedy School. He has also served as president of the University of Cincinnati and provost of SUNY-Buffalo. He lives happily in Santa Monica with his wife, Dr. Grace Gabe.

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Table of Contents

Prelude.

1 The Crucible of War.

2 Launch.

3 Rites of Passage.

4 Great Groups.

5 Fighting the Bull.

6 Going State.

7 A Year at Sea.

8 Coming Home.

9 The Crucible of Age.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Index.

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