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The Handy Guide to the Gurus of Management
Charles Handy was, for many years, a professor at the London Business School. He is now an independent writer and broadcaster. He describes himself, these days, as a social philosopher.
Episode 5: Warren Bennis- biography

Warren Bennis has devoted most of his life to the study of leaders of every description.

He's been an adviser to four presidents of the United States, including both Kennedy and Reagan, has written more than twenty books on the topic of leadership and lectured and consulted all over the world.

Most unusually, he's even practised what he preached. At the age of 42 he gave up a secure academic position at MIT to be an executive vice-president at the State University of New York in Buffalo and then spent seven years as president of the University of Cincinnati. This experience taught him a number of important things about leadership.

Bennis is now based at the University of Southern California where he is founder of the Universtity's Leadership Institute in Los Angeles.

'Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge'
'Managing People Is Like Herding Cats: Warren Bennis on Leadership'
'Managing the Dream: Reflections on Leadership and Change'
'Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration'
'Co-Leaders: The Power of Great Partnerships'

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More useful words :

person who suggests what should be done


offered specialist advice to people or organizations

practised what he preached
did what he advised others to do

safe, long-term

person who makes decisions and translates decisions into action
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