Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader

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Addison-Wesley, 1997 - Leadership - 186 pages
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Leading an organization is different from managing it. Managers want to be efficient. Leaders want to be effective. If you want to develop your leadership skills, the first step is Learning to Lead. Over his distinguished career Warren Bennis—“master practitioner, researcher, and theoretician all in one” (Tom Peters)—has shown how leaders are made, not born. Here he writes in partnership with Joan Goldsmith, a management development expert known for her “team approach,… basic humanity, and love of life” (Peter Schneider, President of Walt Disney Feature Animation). Together they help managers build themselves into leaders.Using wisdom from the world’s best leaders, helpful self-assessments, and dozens of one-day skill-building exercises, Learning to Lead invites you to discover the joy of leadership. Learn to see beyond leadership myths, translate failures into springboards for renewed creativity, and communicate your vision for your organization. Never has the inspiring art of leadership been presented in such a practical form.

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Chapter 2How to Use This Workbook
Chapter 3The Leadership Crisis
Chapter 4Knowing Yourself

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Warren Bennis is Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern California and a consultant to multinational companies and governments around the world. He also chairs the Advisory Board of the Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. He is author of more than thirty books and dozens of other articles on leadership, including Managing the Dream, Organizing Genius, and Learning to Lead. He lives in Santa Monica, California. Warren Bennis is Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern California. One of the nation’s most respected executive consultants, he has advised four presidents and written or edited over twenty books, including the business bestsellers On Becoming a Leader and Organizing Genius. Joan Goldsmith is a management consultant based in Santa Monica. She has worked with Showtime Networks, Wells Fargo, AT&T, Pacific Bell, and others. Formerly on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she is coauthor with Kenneth Cloke of Thank God It’s Monday! 14 Values We Need to Humanize the Way We Work.

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