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On Becoming a Leader

ISBN-10: 0201409291
ISBN-13: 9780201409291
Edition: 2nd (Revised)
Authors: Warren Bennis
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 7/20/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The classic leadership guide--recommended by Vice President Al Gore to all his advisers--is now available with a new introduction by the author. "Bennis identifies the key ingredients of leadership success and offers a game plan for cultivating those qualities".--Success.

Warren Bennis was born in the Bronx, New York on March 8, 1925. During World War II, he enlisted in the Army, completed officers' training, and became one of the youngest platoon leaders to serve in Europe. He was awarded both a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He received a bachelor's degree from Antioch College in Ohio in 1951 and a doctorate in economics from M.I.T. As an educator, he taught organizational studies at Harvard University, Boston University, and the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. He was a professor of business administration at The University of Southern California for more than 30 years. He wrote more than 30 books on leadership including On Becoming a Leader, Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge, and Why Leaders Can't Lead. He also wrote a memoir entitled Still Surprised. He advised several presidents and business executives on the essence of successful leadership including John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Reagan and Howard D. Schultz, the chief executive of Starbucks. Bennis died on July 31, 2014 at the age of 89.

Acknowledgments
New Introduction to the Paperback Edition
Introduction
Mastering the Context
Understanding the Basics
Knowing Yourself
Knowing the World
Operating on Instinct
Deploying Yourself: Strike Hard, Try Everything
Moving Through Chaos
Getting People on Your Side
Organizations Can Help-or Hinder
Forging the Future
Biographies
References
Index

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