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Warren Bennis
Basic Books; 3rd Fully Rev. & Updated edition (October 16, 2003)
Management & Leadership
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Leading an organization is different from managing i. If you want to develop your leadership skills, the first step is Learning to Lead

Leading an organization is different from managing it. Managers want to be efficient. Leaders want to be effective. If you want to develop your leadership skills, the first step is Learning to Lead. Here he writes in partnership with Joan Goldsmith, a management development expert known for her team approach. asic humanity, and love of life (Peter Schneider, President of Walt Disney Feature Animation).

Warren Bennis and Joan Goldsmith maintain that leaders are not born, they are made-in fact, anyone can develop the .

Warren Bennis and Joan Goldsmith maintain that leaders are not born, they are made-in fact, anyone can develop the skills to transform their lives and their organizations. In Learning to Lead, these leadership experts have created a program that enables students, staff, managers, executives, public servants, and professionals to discover their own leadership voice. An immensely useful workbook and a powerful reformulation of the nature of leadership, Learning to Lead is an invaluable guide to driving your own success and inspiring it in others.

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AACSB Symposium: Rethinking the MBA May 21, 2011. Warren Bennis on Leadership: On Becoming a Leader, . 2. The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager is a copy; the leader is an original. The manager maintains; the leader develops. The manager focuses on systems and structure; the leader focuses on. people. The manager relies on control; the leader inspires trust. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range. perspective Bennis’ Last Observation The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing. What does it mean to do the right thing? Two Keys to Doing Things Right!

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On Becoming a Leader has sold nearly 150,000 copies since its publication in 1989. This workbook provides a practical way to work out the issues in Bennis' bestselling book, showing readers how to assess present leadership skills and then, through theory and exercises, how to improve problem areas. This stand-alone workbook extends that lesson by teaching managers how they can make themselves into leaders. Using a thorough self-assessment section and more than 30 one-day skill-building exercises, it walks readers through the basics of leadership.

Over their distinguished careers, Warren Bennis and Joan Goldsmith have demonstrated how leaders are made, not born. In today's environment of crisis and uncertainty, the ability to develop leaders is arguably the most pressing concern, whether the arena is business, politics, education, health care, the environment, or the arts. Integrating wisdom from the world's most insightful and accomplished leaders, self-assessments, and dozens of interactive skill-building exercises, Learning to Lead reveals the underpinnings of true leadership. It shows you how to see beyond leadership myths, translate failures into springboards for renewed creativity, and communicate your vision for yourself, your team, or your organization.This new edition has been updated throughout, including bibliography and references, and contains substantive new material that reflects the authors' ongoing research on collaborative leadership, ethics, integrity, and personal development.
  • I disliked this book. It is clear that the author has a lot of experience, contacts, and knowledge, so he may be a good coach or advisor, but this is a book that didn't need to be published. The original layer from 1989 was unimpressive, but at least it was shorter. This new edition didn't get any better after the 2003 and 2009 revisions and additions.

    The book's attempt to draw conclusions from vast overviews of social and political changes falls totally flat, as it oversimplifies everything or makes unwarranted conclusions. The rambling lack of focus makes it hard to draw any lessons from it, even though clearly the people being quoted have valuable leadership experience to share.

    At times the feel is of a high school or college student's pastiche of quotations out of context, mixed together, trying to sound wise, and simply failing. It's a shame. I read the whole book to at least feel I had given it a fair shake. It never got any better. You can learn something from anything, so in that sense it's not an utter waste of time. But there are many other books on this topic that deserve our time more.

    A trivia note: John Sculley became CEO of Apple in 1983, not 1977 as the book says! That's a serious timeline problem that's obvious to anyone who is familiar with Apple's history.

  • This book was the rage in management back in my early days, but somehow I never got around to reading it. Was prompted to pick it up when I read an obituary for Mr. Bennis. There are a few timeless nuggets in here (i.e., Leaders must set the context for effective decisions to be made). But much of this is glory stories of what successful leaders of long ago have done. The updates from the 199x and 2008 don't bring in many of the radical changes that have occured in the world, post, 9/11, etc.....What does it take to be a leader in the current world, where political mudslinging and 7 x 24 x 365 digial exposure us the the norm. My impression is that this book is about 90% American in its orientation and messaging, so I'd expect that many of the examples used will not be fully understood by non-Americans. Finally, stories I felt that Mr. Bennis was unrealistically harsh on President Bush's leadership and political agenda. Time will provide a full judgement of Mr. Bush's legacy. Admitedly, he made mistakes, but the challenges he faced were enormous.

  • The breakout classic that moved Leadership Theorist from the inaccurately presumed exclusivity of the Great Man and Trait Theories of leadership (leaders are born not made) to the exploration of the Transformational Leadership Theory. This also helped in moving theorist (researchers) towards increased scientific study of many other leadership and leadership emergence theories. Put it in your library, especially if you want to better understand one of the two most currently dynamic leadership theories (Transformational & Servant Leadership, and to a lesser extent Situational Leadership).

  • Note: The review that follows is of the fourth ("Twentieth Anniversary") edition that was published on March 2, 2009.

    Where have the 20 years gone since this book was first published? It remains among the most valuable and most influential primary sources on the subject of effective leadership at a time when the need for it has never been greater. However, although the core principles and the development of them that Warren Bennis examines in this book remain essentially the same, the perils and opportunities to which those principles can be applied throughout the global business world have increased in number as well as changed in nature since 1989. That is why Bennis felt the need to revise and update the material while adding an Epilogue.

    Previously, I read the first and third editions of this book and each time was reminded of a situation years ago when participants were outraged about the playing conditions on the course (perhaps Shinnicock) on which the U.S. Open golf championship was once held. The greens were too fast, the rough was too high and deep, the pin placements were "impossible," etc. After a U.S. Golf Association official was informed of the criticism, he explained that "we're not trying to embarrass the world's greatest golfers, we're trying to identify them." Bennis seems to be making the same point about how great leaders are developed. More specifically, as he and Robert Thomas assert in Geeks & Geezers (2002), there are "crucibles" from which some emerge as leaders but most others do not. They developed a theory that describes, they believe for the first time, how leaders come to be. "We believe that we have identified the process that allows an individual to undergo testing and to emerge, not just stronger, but better equipped with the tools he or she needs both to lead and to learn. It is a model that explains how individuals make meaning out of difficult events -- we call them crucibles [in italics] -- and how that process of 'meaning making' both galvanizes individuals and gives them their distinctive voice." They cite and then discuss a number of individuals who underwent that process and, as a result, eventually became highly-effective leaders. Bennis and Thomas conclude their book with an especially apt quotation from Edith Wharton: "In spite of illness, in spite even of the arch enemy, sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual state of integration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways." These are indeed words to live and grow by for both Geeks and Geezers.

    Those who aspire to become leaders - or to become more effective leaders - will find much of value in this latest edition even as some readers will question Bennis' selection of at least a few of the exemplary leaders such as Herb Alpert, Norman Lear, and Sydney Pollack. However, my own opinion is that effective leaders can - and should - be developed at all levels and in all areas, not only within an organization but indeed throughout an entire society. I do agree with other reviewers that some of Bennis' social commentary indicates a political bias that is irrelevant to his stated objectives. Granted, Harry Truman once described politics as "the art of getting things done" and great leaders are certainly results-driven pragmatists. In that sense, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Mohandas Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela (to name but a few) were master politicians. That said, each demonstrated most (if not all) of the qualities that Bennis admires, notably a compelling ("guiding") vision, a passion for excellence, and impeccable integrity. None of those qualities is political in nature. However, all of the aforementioned leaders considered them essential to achieving political objectives.

    In the Epilogue, Bennis recalls an incident that occurred in 1945. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had recently died and "crowded, grieving masses surged along Constitution Avenue in April 1945, waiting for his funeral cortege to pass by. As his hearse neared, a well-dressed, middle-aged man standing in the throng fell to his knees, sobbing desperately until finally regaining his composure. A stranger by his side asked, `Did you know the President?' The man could barely reply. `No . . . but he knew me.'" What's Bennis' point? To become a great leader, you must "know" those whom you ask to follow you. Agreeing with Abigail Adams that "great necessities call forth great leaders," Bennis notes that with the inauguration of a new U.S. president in 2009, "it is easy to forget that we need more than one gifted leader at a time. At the founding of the United States, when our population was less than 4 million, we had six towering leaders: Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison, Franklin, and Adams. Now that we number more than 304 million people, we are surely capable of yielding at least 600 world-class leaders in this country alone."

    When concluding the Epilogue with a question, "Will you be one of them?" Warren Bennis offers both an invitation and a challenge, and he does so at a time when the need for more and more effective leaders was never greater.

  • If you are in a leadership role or aspire to a leadership role this workbook will bring the insights and knowledge integral to your growth or aspirations to be a leader. This workbook requires a commitment, an investment in you and your vision of you, your team, your organization, your family, and your community. Leaders are lifelong learners and this workbook will put you on that path.

  • OMG! The political agenda is interwoven in almost every page of this book. I despise it for it. I was hoping to read something more educational and unbiased. If you are a free thinking individual and do not subscribe to the political agenda that is pushed at the US universities; stay clear!

  • Had to buy and read this book for a grad school course. Did not care for Bennis's writing style which I would characterize as sanguine and overly-optimistic. Based on my recommendations and that of my fellow students, the poly sci. department at this particular university dropped the Bennis book.