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Learning To Lead: A Workbook On Becoming A Leader, Updated Edition

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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.Over his distinguished career Warren Bennis—“master practitioner, researcher, and theoretician all in one” (Tom Peters)—has shown how leaders are made, not born. Here he writes ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 7th 1997 by Basic Books (first published January 1st 1994)
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Lisa
Aug 07, 2015 Lisa is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
You are only real if you can see yourself, see yourself clear and true to the mirror of your soul and smile upon the reflection.

The oft sited military model of the leader, the lone general commanding his troops, in anachronistic in a world where the ability to command and control is valued less than the ability to orchestrate, counsel, collaborate and inspire.

I see leadership as a way of thinking about the future - leadership is about hope and the audacity of hope --Blenda Wilson

Competence, amb
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David
An interesting book, actually, workbook. I can see why the authors encourage doing this with others - either peers or even in teams (if the trust is high enough).

Walks through a bunch of Bennis' other writings (including exactly the same stories, word for word; lists and catalogs; values). Uses a delightful variety of assessments (1-5, react to a story, list people who ___ and how you are(n't) like them, etc.).

Would be a good 360-degree assessment tool
Jocelyn
This workbook lets you explore issues like leadership qualities, personal values, influences, leadership paradigms, vision, goals, and strategies. The main idea: Leaders are made, not born. In other words, you can learn to be a leader. Very helpful.
Samantha
I enjoyed working through these exercises, and I got more out of it when I actually did discuss things with someone else as mentioned in the text. A good general workbook.
Paul Yoon
What I've learned so far: leadership is dangerous and requires sacrifice. However, the dangers can be mitigated and result in positive change.
Dorian
I can't stand this book. It is far too leftist for me. Definitely not an 'objective' view of leadership, but rather incredibly biased.
Erin McDonnell-Jones
Interesting introduction to learning to become a leader...
Tricia Juarez
Very political and Obama worship filled.
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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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