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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Bennis, author of the popular Leaders: The Strategies of Taking Charge (LJ 4/1/85) and also co-author of The Unreality Industry , reviewed in this issue, p. 00.-- Ed. , has interviewed hundreds of ... Read full review

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One of the best books on leadership. Bennis drives home the point that true learning begins with unlearning. Recommend it to anyone who wants to realize the difference between managing and leading.

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Mastering the Context
1
Understanding the Basics
33
Knowing Yourself
49
Knowing the World
67

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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 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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