On Becoming a Leader

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Basic Books, 2009 - Business & Economics - 254 pages
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Deemed ?the dean of leadership gurusOCO 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.

 

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I don't know why people rate this book so highly exactly but my guess is the title alone may have something to do with it. Honestly, there are so many great books out there of stories of leaders to glean from... this one was pretty boring to me. Read full review

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User Review  - Travis Hamilton - Goodreads

An okay read. There are some great nuggets to cherish within it's covers, but also a bit too much fluff. The book 'Good to Great' is a book to read instead of this. The book is a bit outdated in some ... Read full review

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Contents

Mastering the Context
1
Understanding the Basics
33
Knowing Yourself
49
Knowing the World
67
Operating on Instinct
95
Strike Hard Try Everything
107
Moving Through Chaos
135
Getting People on Your Side
147
Organizations Can Helpor Hinder
165
Forging the Future
185
Epilogue to the TwentiethAnniversary Edition
199
Biographies
227
References
241
107
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About the author (2009)

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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