On Becoming a Leader

  • 3h 22m
  • Warren Bennis
  • Perseus Books, L.L.C.
  • 1989

With a new introduction by the author Warren Bennis' formative years, in the 1930s and '40s, were characterized by severe economic hardship and a world war that showcased the extreme depths and heights to which leaders could drive their followers. Today's environment is similarly chaotic, turbulent, and uncertain. On Becoming a Leader has served for nearly fifteen years as a beacon of insight, delving into the qualities that define leadership, the people who exemplify it, and the strategies that anyone can apply to become an effective leader. This new edition features a provocative introduction on the challenges and opportunities facing leaders today, with additional updates and current references throughout.

In this Book

  • Mastering The Context
  • Understanding the Basics
  • Knowing Yourself
  • Knowing the World
  • Operating on Instinct
  • Deploying Yourself—Strike Hard, Try Everything
  • Moving Through Chaos
  • Getting People on Your Side
  • Organizations Can Help—or Hinder
  • Forging the Future
  • Biographies
  • References