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Future of Leadership Today's Top Leadership Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow's Leaders

ISBN-10: 0787955671

ISBN-13: 9780787955670

Edition: 2001

Authors: Warren Bennis, Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Thomas Cummings

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Provocative insights on leadership from a "who's who" of leadership thought including: Tom Peters, Charles Handy, and Jim Kouzes A stellar cast of the world's foremost leadership gurus comes together in one place to offer their thoughts on leadership in the new economy. Edited by renowned leadership expert Warren Bennis, the book addresses issues that Bennis identifies as the ones that "keep CEOs up at night", including why we tolerate bad leaders, why leadership is everyone's business, and how ethics will play into new leadership. With contributions from Charles Handy, Tom Peters, Barry Posner, Jim Kouzes, and Warren Bennis-as well as from such young entrepreneurs as Michael Klein and Tara Church-no other book includes the caliber of authors and the range of thinking found in The Future of Leadership. Warren Bennis (Santa Monica, CA) is University Professor and Distinguished Professor of the Marshall School of Business. He is the author of nineteen books, including the bestselling Leaders (coauthored with Burt Nanus) and On Becoming a Leader. Gretchen M. Spreitzer (Pacific Palisades, CA) is Assistant Professor at USC Marshall School of Business and a faculty affiliate of both the Center for Effective Organizations and the Leadership Institute. Thomas Cummings (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) is Dean of USC's Marshall School of Business.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/23/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
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.

Preface
Setting the Stage for the Future
The Future Has No Shelf Life
The Era of Human Capital Has Finally Arrived
The Organization of the Future
A World of Fleas and Elephants
Knowledge Work and the Future of Management
Boundaryless
Trust Me On This: Organizational Support for Trust in a World Without Hierarchies
The Leader of the Future
Bringing Leadership Lessons from the Past into the Future
Leadership as the Legitimation of Doubt
Leading Yourself
The Context of Creativity
Why Do We Tolerate Bad Leaders? Magnificent Uncertitude, Anxiety, and Meaning
The Evolving Role of Executive Leadership
When Leadership Is an Organizational Trait
How Leaders Stay On Top of Their Game
Just Say Yes!
Heroic Leadership's Greatest Battle: The Defeat of Disappointment Versus the Disappointment of Defeat
Insights from Young Leaders
Where the Leaders Are: The Promise of Youth Leadership
Seeking a Newer World
Some Closing Thoughts
The Leadership Challenges of the Next Generation
Postlude: An Intellectual Memori
Notes and References
Index
The Authors