9780465014088

On Becoming a Leader

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465014088

  • ISBN10:

    0465014089

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/2/2009
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

Deemed "the dean of leadership gurus" byForbesmagazine, Warren Bennis has for years persuasively argued that leaders are not bornthey 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 workOn Becoming a Leaderhas 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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction to the Revised Edition, 2003p. xiii
Introduction to the Original Edition, 1989p. xxix
Mastering the Contextp. 1
Understanding the Basicsp. 33
Knowing Yourselfp. 49
Knowing the Worldp. 67
Operating on Instinctp. 95
Deploying Yourself: Strike Hard, Try Everythingp. 107
Moving Through Chaosp. 135
Getting People on Your Sidep. 147
Organizations Can Help-or Hinderp. 165
Forging the Futurep. 185
Epilogue to the Twentieth-Anniversary Editionp. 199
Biographiesp. 227
Referencesp. 241
Indexp. 245
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