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Bennis, Warren G.

Overview
Works: 413 works in 1,569 publications in 15 languages and 47,230 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Other, Narrator, Commentator, Originator, Interviewee, Creator, Conceptor
Classifications: HD57.7, 658.4092
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Most widely held works by Warren G Bennis
On becoming a leader by Warren G Bennis( Book )

92 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 13 languages and held by 3,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical advice and interviews that lead the reader through the process of becoming a leader
Leaders : the strategies for taking charge by Warren G Bennis( Book )

51 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 3,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the qualities of successful business executives and offers advice for managers on how to develop leadership skills
Why leaders can't lead : the unconscious conspiracy continues by Warren G Bennis( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Hebrew and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the problems facing anyone who tries to take charge of an organization--of whatever kind--and effect change; with specific suggestions
Interpersonal dynamics; essays and readings on human interaction by Warren G Bennis( Book )

69 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book delineates underlying concepts, areas of concern, and research findings in the field of interpersonal relations. Section 1 deals with the expressive or emotional aspects of interaction (love, hate, ambivalence, alienation) as they occur in marriage, friendship, family life, and less permanent social situations. The next three sections encompass relationships formed either to aid in personal development or to comprehend external realities; characteristics of personal change and influence through such processes as psychotherapy, brainwashing, persuasion, indoctrination, and socialization; and interactions involved (as in the working world) in accomplishing some goal or task outside the relationships themselves. Anecdotal material and samples of contemporary fiction are occasionally used for purposes of illustration. In the last part, the authors explain the values, ideals, and ethics of their choices throughout the volume, followed by suggestions as to criteria and means for achieving "ideal" human relations. The document includes tables, charts, and extensive footnotes and chapter references. (Ly)
Changing organizations; essays on the development and evolution of human organization by Warren G Bennis( Book )

49 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizing genius : the secrets of creative collaboration by Warren G Bennis( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do certain groups of smart, talented people produce greatness while others never live up to their potential? How do some managers with excellent skills lead their organizations to amazing feats while others fall short? The answers to those vital questions lie in the remarkable workings of a Great Group. In Organizing Genius, America's most respected leadership expert teams with a veteran journalist to explore the forces that foster creative collaboration. By analyzing six histories of Great Groups - from the Manhattan Project to the teams that developed today's personal computer - Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman uncover the secrets of collective genius. Their findings illuminate every field, from business to the arts, from education to politics. All Great Groups, they conclude, aim to do more than fix a problem; they're out to change the world. And they do. Organizing Genius captures the spirit of discovery that pervades Great Groups. It describes the free-form organization of such teams, more interested in their mission than their hierarchy. The authors discuss how Great Groups believe both that they're underdogs up against a powerful foe and that they're bound to succeed, like the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign. Organizing Genius also illuminates the roles of a Great Group leader as a gatherer of talent, a source of inspiration, and a bridge to the outside world
Geeks & geezers : how era, values, and defining moments shape leaders by Warren G Bennis( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our youngest leaders matured in the glow of computer screens; our oldest in the shadow of the Depression and World War II. In a groundbreaking study of these two disparate groups - affectionately labeled "geeks" and "geezers"--Leadership experts Warren G. Bennis and Robert J. Thomas set out to find how era and values shape those who lead. What they discovered was something even more profound: the powerful process through which leaders of any era emerge." "Geeks and Geezers will forever change how we view leadership, but also how we reflect on our own formative experiences. Illustrated by compelling interviews with extraordinary individuals under thirty-five and over seventy years of age, the authors present a new model that predicts who is likely to become and remain a leader - and explains why others fail to rise to the challenge. At its heart are what the authors call "crucibles"--utterly transformational experiences from which one can emerge either hopelessly broken or powerfully emboldened to learn and to lead."--Jacket
The temporary society by Warren G Bennis( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here, readers will examine the implications of a world in which capitalism has become the primary economic model, in which freelance and contingent work arrangements predominate, where families struggle to reconcile home life and career, and governments take a backseat to the forces of global commerce. And the amazing part is that The Temporary Society was first published thirty years ago." "In these six essays - including "Democracy Is Inevitable," originally published in the Harvard Business Review - renowned business pundit Warren Bennis and Brandeis sociologist Philip Slater presented a take on the future that struck most of their contemporaries as being too farfetched. But in the years since, their predictions have materialized with uncanny accuracy, and Bennis has gone on to become one of today's most widely respected business thinkers." "Now, in this thirtieth anniversary edition of their seminal work, Bennis and Slater team up again to reflect on the events of the last three decades and look forward to the changes ahead."--Jacket
The future of leadership : today's top leadership thinkers speak to tomorrow's leaders by Warren G Bennis( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of wisdom and inspirational offerings, from todays business leaders to those who would be leaders tomorrow. Topics range from the arrival of the era of human capital to creating a context for creativity in the workplace. Examines challenging issues tomorrow's leaders may face
Organization development : its nature, origins, and prospects by Warren G Bennis( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and French and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a very broad survey of the history and present practice of organization development. How and why did it come about, what is it, and what are some of the major unresolved issues in organization development? It is a systematic attempt to describe the various strategies and tactics employed in different kinds of organization development efforts. The author tries to build a general framework within most organization development programs can be located
Leadership and motivation; essays by Douglas McGregor( Book )

41 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal and organizational change through group methods: the laboratory approach by Edgar H Schein( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unconscious conspiracy : why leaders can't lead by Warren G Bennis( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author speaks from experience as president, since 1971, of the University of Cincinnati, the nation's second largest urban university; two previous administrative positions at the State University of New York at Buffalo; and the specialized field of the organizational development of large management systems. Eleven chapters, nine published previously as separate articles or speeches, address why leaders can't lead and suggest concrete, practical courses of action that those in authority can take to help solve the typical problems they encounter. Many of the examples pertain to the organizational structure of large, urban universities; however, business and especially the federal government are also included. Names and circumstances of the social revolution inflamed by the Vietnam war, Watergate, racial confrontations, and the recent push for equal rights for women are among the many issues discussed. The leader's function is defined as creating for his institution clear-cut and measurable goals based on advice from all elements of the community. This is viewed as possible only with the creation of an executive constellation of experts that distinguish between leadership and management and protect the leader from getting enmeshed in routine machinery. (Author/MLF)
Rethinking the future : rethinking business, principles, competition, control & complexity, leadership, markets and the world by Rowan Gibson( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a meeting place of minds. It provides a unique opportunity to gain insights into tomorrow from today's most highly-regarded business thinkers." "Rethinking The Future is about a world of increasing uncertainty in which the very nature of work, of organizations and of economics is changing. It is about the move away from traditional hierarchies and the democratization of power. It is about giant nation states and corporations giving way to global networks. Tomorrow's executives will need to understand business at a far more global and synergistic level than ever before, and to feel comfortable leading people who have learned to manage themselves. This is a book for those executives." "The book looks at how organizations can be redesigned to survive and thrive in tomorrow's hyper-competitive global environment. How they can learn to adapt to change and dramatically improve their performance. And how they should be 'managed', if at all." "Most importantly of all, the book gives readers a framework for understanding the big picture. It provides a panoramic perspective that puts all the pieces together in a coherent and easily understandable context. In fact, it represents an entire bookshelf condensed between two covers - a business education for the 21st Century. Rethinking The Future is essential reading for anyone concerned with business success beyond the next quarter."--Jacket
Learning to lead : a workbook on becoming a leader by Warren G Bennis( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive guide to leadership development, now fully revised, updated, and expanded for a new generation of leaders
Judgment : how winning leaders make great calls by Noel M Tichy( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether we're talking about United States presidents, CEOs, Major League coaches, or wartime generals, leaders are remembered for their best and worst judgment calls. In the face of ambiguity, uncertainty, and conflicting demands, the quality of a leader's judgment determines the fate of the entire organization. That's why judgment is the essence of leadership." "Yet despite its importance, judgment has always been a fairly murky concept. The leadership literature has been conspicuously quiet on what, exactly, defines it. Does judgment differ from common sense or gut instinct? Is it a product of luck? Of smarts? Or is there a process for making consistently good calls?" "Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis have each spent decades studying and teaching leadership and advising top CEOs such as Jack Welch and Howard Schultz. Now, in their first collaboration, they offer a powerful framework for making tough calls when the stakes are high and the right path is far from obvious. They show how to recognize the critical moment before a judgment call, when swift and decisive action is essential, and also how to execute a decision after the call." "Whether you're running a small department or a global corporation, Judgment will give you a framework for evaluating any situation, making the call, and correcting if necessary during the execution phase. It will show you how to handle the overlapping domains of people, strategy, and crisis management. And it will help you teach your entire team to make the right call more often."--Jacket
Judgment : how winning leaders make great calls by Noel M Tichy( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to the authors, the essence of good leadership is the ability to make consistently sound judgments. While many believe people are either born with this ability or not, Tichy and Bennis show that it can be developed--and it can lead to greatness
Managing people is like herding cats by Warren G Bennis( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spells out the dilemma facing our leaderless society, details the qualities that successful leaders must have, and explores the challenges that today's leaders must face as they move toward change
Transparency : how leaders create a culture of candor by Warren G Bennis( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work exposes the biggest challenge in leadership. The authors look at what conspires against 'a culture of candor' in organizations to create disastrous results, and suggest ways that leaders can achieve healthy and honest openness
Old dogs, new tricks by Warren G Bennis( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Why leaders can't lead : the unconscious conspiracy continues
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Benisŭ, Wŏren G.

Bennis, W. 1925-

Bennis, W. G

Bennis , Warren

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Warren Bennis Amerikaans schrijver (1925-2014)

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Warren Bennis US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Уорън Бенис

베니스, 워런

베니스, 워런 G

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ウォーレン・ベニス

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Leaders : the strategies for taking chargeWhy leaders can't lead : the unconscious conspiracy continuesOrganizing genius : the secrets of creative collaborationGeeks & geezers : how era, values, and defining moments shape leadersThe temporary societyThe future of leadership : today's top leadership thinkers speak to tomorrow's leadersRethinking the future : rethinking business, principles, competition, control & complexity, leadership, markets and the worldLearning to lead : a workbook on becoming a leader