Synopses & Reviews
Deemed the dean of leadership gurus” by Forbes
magazine, 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 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.
Management expert Bennis shows how individuals develop leadership traits and how organizations encourage or stifle potential leaders. The author profiles dynamic figures from diverse business arenas to demonstrate how all leaders share distinctive characteristics.
About the Author
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.