On Becoming a Leader

ISBN-10: 0465014089

ISBN-13: 9780465014088

Edition: 4th 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Warren Bennis

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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.
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List price: $17.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 3/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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
Introduction to the Revised Edition, 2003
Introduction to the Original Edition, 1989
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
Epilogue to the Twentieth-Anniversary Edition
Biographies
References
Index
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