Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership [NOOK Book]

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"Warren's humanity, joie de vivre, and intellect sparkle throughout this must-read memoir. Each chapter in his fascinating life draws him inexorably toward becoming the father of leadership, showing why he is such a beloved and admired friend, mentor, and role model for so many leaders."
Bill George, professor, Harvard Business School; former chairman and CEO, Medtronic

"Engrossing, enthralling, and enlightening, this is a brilliant book full of ...

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Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership

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Overview

Praise for Still Surprised

"Warren's humanity, joie de vivre, and intellect sparkle throughout this must-read memoir. Each chapter in his fascinating life draws him inexorably toward becoming the father of leadership, showing why he is such a beloved and admired friend, mentor, and role model for so many leaders."
Bill George, professor, Harvard Business School; former chairman and CEO, Medtronic

"Engrossing, enthralling, and enlightening, this is a brilliant book full of remarkable people and events and packed with profound self-revelation. Every episode of Warren's stellar career is itself a leadership lesson that will spread insight and inspiration."
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor, Harvard Business School; author, Confidence and SuperCorp

"This must-read book compiles a lifetime of lessons from the master. The quintessential memoir on leadership, it will satisfy the appetites of both serious students and casual observers. It's so rich that you'll keep coming back for new insights, and it will never disappoint."
Anne Mulcahy, former chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation

"I have learned more from Warren Bennis than anyone save my mother. My mentor and friend has given us a magnificent and mesmerizing account of his life. There's enough wisdom here to fill the world's largest library."
Tom Peters, coauthor, In Search of Excellence

"For years, Warren's wisdom from a life so richly led has inspired leaders. In this beautifully written memoir he generously shares his most precious stories with wit and intellect. Warren says he is an 'unusually lucky man,' but those who know him are the lucky ones."
Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Starbucks Coffee Company

"Master storytelling at its best. Warren's memoir of a life of learning, growth, and development inside the crucibles of leadership is masterful, illuminating, and entertaining."
General Eric Shinseki, U.S. Army (Retired)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470944646
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 905,737
  • File size: 2 MB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    In this fascinating memoir, celebrated leadership guru Warren Be

    In this fascinating memoir, celebrated leadership guru Warren Bennis looks back on what he learned fighting in the US Army during World War II, studying at Antioch College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), experiencing psychotherapy, and working as a leader in academia throughout his eventful life. Bennis discusses the traits he discovered among successful leaders, including empathy, respect for others, and the ability to listen and to adapt. He explores the transformational “crucibles” he went through to become a leader and a leadership expert. getAbstract believes aspiring and current leaders in business, academia, the military and politics can learn from Bennis’s insights, experiences and observations about leadership.

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