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Top 10 Warren Bennis Quotes of All-Time

If Peter Drucker was "the father of management," Warren Bennis will be remembered as "the father of leadership." When I discovered Warren Bennis' passing last Thursday, I remembered this man's remarkable legacy. Bennis was truly a leader of leaders. It was Bennis who first said leadership is not a set of genetic characteristics, but rather the result of the lifelong process of self-discovery. That process enables people to become fully integrated human beings who know themselves and bring out the best in others. The first book I read from Bennis was his classic "On Becoming a Leader" which catapulted by leadership journey. Here are my top ...

Warren Bennis on Six Competencies Exemplary Leaders Share

Warren Bennis, one of the world's leading leadership thinkers who has been instrumental in shaping my leadership worldview in the last several years. said, "Leadership is always in the air; it's a topic that has no shelf life."  In Bennis' four decades of research, observation and study of leadership, he was one of the first to identify the overall effect of leadership on organizations. Most conclude, he said, that leadership competence makes a positive difference of approximately fifteen percent in organizational effectiveness.   Six Competencies Exemplary Leaders Share First off, Bennis says, "Perhaps the only unperishable characte...

Leadership and Management 101

Anyone who is a student of leadership knows there is no single, definitive definition of leadership. The notion is rich with interdisciplinary origins and application. Embarking on this life-long leadership voyage in the last several years, I have started to learn the ins and outs of what it means to be a leader.  The more books I read on leadership, the more it seems leadership is glorified, elevated, and spotlighted at the expense of discounting management as something inferior or unhealthy. Well, I believe leadership and management are two sides of the same coin. Both are indispensable for organizational success. I hope the following theories ...