Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge

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HarperCollins, Oct 7, 2003 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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In this illuminating study of corporate America's most critical issueóleadershipóworld-renowned leadership guru Warren Bennis and his co-author Burt Nanus reveal the four key principles every manager should know: Attention Through Vision, Meaning Through Communication, Trust Through Positioning, and The Deployment of Self.

In this age of "process", with downsizing and restructuring affecting many workplaces, companies have fallen trap to lack of communication and distrust, and vision and leadership are needed more than ever before. The wisdom and insight in Leaders addresses this need. It is an indispensable source of guidance all readers will appreciate, whether they're running a small department or in charge of an entire corporation.

  

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Contents

LEADING OTHERS MANAGING YOURSELF
18
ATTENTION THROUGH VISION
80
Three Styles of Social Architecture
110
Tools of the Social Architect
129
TRUST THROUGH POSITIONING
141
THE DEPLOYMENT OF SELF
175
LEADERSHIP
200
Notes
221
Index
227
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About the author (2003)

Warren G. Bennis is university professor and founding chairman of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California. He is also chairman of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School and Distinguished Research Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He has written more than twenty-five books on leadership, change, and creative collaboration including Leaders, which was recently designated by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 business books of all time. His most recent book is Geeks & Geezers.

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