Why Leaders Can't Lead The Unconscious Conspiracy Continues

ISBN-10: 0787909432

ISBN-13: 9780787909437

Edition: 1997

Authors: Warren Bennis

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A Selection of the Executive Program and Fortune Book Clubs Leaders beware. There's an unconscious conspiracy afoot, aiming to sabotage your plans and undermine your vision. Entrenched bureaucracy, ominous social trends, and mind-numbing routine are among its members?and their proliferation is an unfortunate sign of our times. But take heart. In this highly acclaimed work, legendary management consultant Warren Bennis unmasks the culprits, analyzes their tactics, and offers new insights for change agents struggling to take charge in an era that conspires against effective leadership. The best book on how leaders can lead. --Peter Drucker Bennis teaches leaders to maximize their virtues, correct their faults, face change successfully, and love their work. Leaders will win, but so will their organizations: Bennis advocates a collaborative leadership that empowers employees and enhances organizational effectiveness. A priceless gift to those seeking to be accountable leaders. --Max De Pree, author of Leading Without Power So learn why leaders can't lead. Then learn how they can lead. This book--alive with warmth and wisdom--is essential reading both for leaders and for the human resource professionals who teach them.
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/21/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

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.

The Unconscious Conspiracy and How to Confound It
One Job, One Year, One Life
Learning Some Basic Truisms About Leadership
The New Metaphysics of Our Age
A Society Without Dreams
The Long Slide from True Leadership
Back to the Future
The Age of Unreality
Where Have All the Leaders Gone?
Parts of the Problem
Bosses as Heroes and Celebrities
When There Are Too Many Chiefs
Bottom-Line Obsessions
Untapped Human Capital
The Perils of Accord
The Pornography of Leadership
When Winning Is Losing
The Name of the Game Is Greed
Parts of the Solution
Leading to Make a Difference
A Bright Future for Complexity
Letting Virtues Shine Through
Quitting on Principle
Canceling the Doppelgajnger Effect
Leader Power That No One Has
Avoiding Disaster During Periods of Change
Dealing with the Way Things Are
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