On Becoming a Leader

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Basic Books, Mar 3, 2009 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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Deemed “the dean of leadership gurus” by Forbes magazine, Warren Bennis has for years persuasively argued that leaders are not born—they 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 work On Becoming a Leader has 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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User Review  - weisser4 - LibraryThing

Good information. Very similar to Covey but less verbose. If you are looking to get a little guidance in becoming a leader I suggest it as a necessary read. Read full review

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User Review  - tbeck - LibraryThing

This was assigned reading for a required management class in my MLIS program, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the read. I thought that the book would be a ... Read full review


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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.

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