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Managing People Is Like Herding Cats

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  52 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Bennis offers insights into developing leaders, the competencies of great leaders, ten traits of dynamic leaders, and how leaders constantly reinvent themselves.
Paperback, 236 pages
Published May 25th 1999 by Executive Excellence Publishing (first published 1997)
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Jennifer
Sep 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Some of the chapters had good insight on leadership. Other times, it seemed like there was a lot of rants about political and popular culture from 20 years ago. Some of the names are still making political headlines today so it gave some insight to their leadership style as well. There was a lot of name dropping. It had good points, but it just didn't seem very cohesive.
Nico
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
I recently got started on a leadership kick, thanks to a leadership conference that I went to during the summer, so when I saw that a friend had marked this as to read, so did I. After reading it, I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in being a leader. Not only did it make a lot of sense, it lined up pretty well with everything I had heard in the leadership conference. There is only one thing that keeps me from rating this 5 stars, and that is the repetition. This book is incredi ...more
Mike Cuckler
Jan 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A humorous,insightful approach to leadership and management. There are more comprehensive books on the topic, but none that have been as easy for me to read.
Roxanne
Aug 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
so true
Deborah Marcus
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little out dated, but great thoughts on management and leadership.
Tim
May 18, 2009 added it
Of course this isn't cool, but I've read an essay or two by this guy before and liked his insights, and enjoy noting what similarities good leaders allegedly have in common.
Terri Church
Feb 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The author presents some good ideas.
Ian Fiedalan
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very sharp and vivid on its description and narrative x if you want to standout a leader, consider this material by Bennis.
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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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