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Why Leaders Cant Lead the Unconscious

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A Selection of the Executive Program and Fortune Book Clubs
Leaders beware. There's an unconscious conspiracy afoot, aiming to sabotage your plans and undermine your vision. Entrenched bureaucracy, ominous social trends, and mind-numbing routine are among its members?and their proliferation is an unfortunate sign of our times. But take heart. In this highly acclaimed work,
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Paperback, 191 pages
Published June 28th 1990 by Jossey Bass*inc Publishers (first published April 15th 1989)
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Stephen
Feb 09, 2015 Stephen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
READ FEB 2015

The style of this book was more random and conversational. The focus of a lot of the stories were from an academic or political organizational standpoint. That being the case, I still found it helpful and many of the ideas transferable to any organization. May not be for everyone, but I liked it. Below are some of the quotes that jumped out to be:

"As individuals, we need dreams in the way we need air, and as a society, we need true leaders--uncommon men and women who, having invente
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Peter
Oct 08, 2014 Peter rated it liked it
I love Warren Bennis but other works of his have spoken to me more than this one. It also feels a bit dated.
Janet
Jun 15, 2013 Janet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Had some good stuff in it. I would love to read an updated version of it. Some of it just doesn't hold up after the savings and loan crash. Read it for a class.
Bill Donhiser
A good book would have been great if I had read it when published but now it is getting a bit dated
Reuel
Mar 05, 2008 Reuel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A classic of business management in the 1980s.
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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.

“His work at MIT in the 1960s on group behavior foreshadowe
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