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Leadership for the 21st Century

The demands of today's workplace call for stronger and more inspiring leadership in order to motivate employees and to achieve the quality results for which successful organizations constantly strive.

In Reinventing Leadership, Warren G. Bennis and Robert Townsend show leaders how to empower their organizations and bring the best out of each e
Paperback, 208 pages
Published December 13th 2005 by HarperBusiness (first published 1995)
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This brief book was on a recommended reading list about leadership. It’s an oldie (1995) but a goodie.

The brief chapters (creating a trusting organization, empowerment, guiding vision, etc.) feature a question posed and then a dialogue between Bennis and Townsend with their insights on the particular topic. At the end of each section are questions to use as dialogue starters and for further self-reflection.

This is the type of leadership book I like, because it mixes the theoritical discussion wi
A book that all but dictates a dialog between Bennis and Townsend. Kind'a lame. They're both bright and have much to offer, but the medium/mechanism is awkward and shallow.

It was fun to see in writing how they talk off-the-cuff.
Scott Childers
A very concise overview of some leadership theories. I found the conversational style appealing and a quick, easy to digest read.
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James Pritchert
Not a bad read but not especially to my liking.
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Warren Gamaliel Bennis is an American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership Studies. Bennis is University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Founding Chairman of The Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California.

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