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Gardner, John W. (John William) 1912-2002

Overview
Works: 256 works in 548 publications in 8 languages and 14,747 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Composer, Author of introduction, Performer, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: HM146, 303.34
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Excellence : can we be equal and excellent too? by John W Gardner( Book )

46 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story House Prebound Edition Harper Colophon CN/3
Self-renewal : the individual and the innovative society by John W Gardner( Book )

41 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his classic treatise Self-Renewal, John W. Gardner examines why great societies thrive and die. He argues that it is dynamism, not decay, that is dramatically altering the landscape of American society. The twentieth century has brought about change more rapidly than any previous era, and with that came advancements, challenges, and often destruction. Gardner cautions that "a society must court the kinds of change that will enrich and strengthen it, rather than the kind of change that will fragment and destroy it." -- A society's ability to renew itself hinges upon its individuals. Gardner reasons that it is the waning of the heart and spirit-not a lack of material might-that threatens American society. Young countries, businesses, and humans have several key commonalities: they are flexible, eager, open, curious, unafraid, and willing to take risks. These conditions lead to success. However, as time passes, so too comes complacency, apathy, and rigidity, causing motivation to plummet. It is at this junction that great civilizations fall, businesses go bankrupt, and life stagnates. Gardner asserts that the individual's role in social renewal requires each person to face and look beyond imminent threats. -- Ultimately, we need a vision that there is something worth saving. Through this vision, Gardner argues, society will begin to renew itself, not permanently, but past its average lifespan, and it will at once become enriched and rejuvenated
On leadership by John W Gardner( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A searching examination of leadership as it is practiced, or malpracticed, in America today. Includes the elements of motivation, shared values, social cohesion, and institutional renewal
In common cause by John W Gardner( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No easy victories by John W Gardner( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recovery of confidence by John W Gardner( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morale by John W Gardner( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil society : the underpinnings of American democracy by Brian O'Connell( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume sets out what can be done "to improve the prospects of an enduring democracy" including a greatly increased role for education in preparing students for their essential roles as citizens, reorientation of public administrators for greater involvement of citizens, and applying what we already know about passing on to future generations the nation's traditions of service and generosity
Know or listen to those who know by John W Gardner( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living, leading, and the American dream by John W Gardner( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"And they are founded on the fact that achieving these goals is difficult and requires the commitment of all citizens. The essays in Living, Leading, and the American Dream move from individual to community to society, offering Gardner's vision on the role of the individual in attaining the greater good. Leaders of innovative organizations, civic leaders, and concerned citizens will find guidance and inspiration in Gardner's unique vision of every citizen's responsibility and capacity to make a difference."--Jacket
AID and the universities; a report to the Administrator of the Agency for International Development by John W Gardner( Book )

6 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of the matter : leader-constituent interaction by John W Gardner( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tasks of leadership by John W Gardner( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership and power by John W Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of leadership : introductory considerations by John W Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral aspect of leadership by John W Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quotations of wit and wisdom : know or listen to those who know( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooperation and conflict : the public and private sectors in higher education by John W Gardner( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dämme gegen die Flut : Reden und Erklärungen by John F Kennedy( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.I.D. and the universities : report to the Administrator of the Agency for International Development by John W Gardner( Book )

7 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On leadership
Alternative Names
Gardner, Dž 1912-2002

Gardner, J. W. 1912-2002

Gardner, John

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Gardner, John 1912-2002

Gardner, John W.

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Gardner, John W. 1912-2002

Gardner, John W. (John William)

Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-

Gardner, John William.

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Gardner, John William 1912-2002

John W. Gardner Amerikaans politicus (1912-2002)

John W. Gardner politicien américain

John W. Gardner político estadounidense

John W. Gardner US-amerikanischer Politiker

John W. Gardner yhdysvaltalainen poliitikko

John William Gardner

جان دبلیو. گاردنر

جون غاردنر سياسي أمريكي

가드너, J. W. 1912-2002

가드너, 존 W. 1912-2002

가드너, 존 윌리엄 1912-2002

가아드너, J. W. 1912-2002

ガードナー, ジョン・W

ジョン・ウィリアム・ガードナー

约翰·威廉·加德纳

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Self-renewal : the individual and the innovative societyOn leadershipMoraleCivil society : the underpinnings of American democracyLiving, leading, and the American dreamQuotations of wit and wisdom : know or listen to those who know