The Future of Leadership: Today's Top Leadership Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow's Leaders

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Provocative insights on leadership from a "who's who" of leadership thought including: Tom Peters, Charles Handy, and Jim Kouzes

A stellar cast of the world's foremost leadership gurus comes together in one place to offer their thoughts on leadership in the new economy. Edited by renowned leadership expert Warren Bennis, the book addresses issues that Bennis identifies as the ones that "keep CEOs up at night", including why we tolerate bad leaders, why leadership is everyone's business, and how ethics will play into new leadership. With contributions from Charles Handy, Tom Peters, Barry Posner, Jim Kouzes, and Warren Bennis—as well as from such young entrepreneurs as Michael Klein and Tara Church—no other book includes the caliber of authors and the range of thinking found in The Future of Leadership.

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"The Future of Leadership is a book that is inspiring, wise and a joy to read. It honors the spirit and force of one of the world's greatest thinkers on leadership, Warren Bennis.A must read for students of the new, new economy—the hybrid that bridges the professionalism of the old with the agility of the new." —John Seely Brown, Former Director of Xerox PARC, co-author of the recent book, The Social Life of Information

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The Future of Leadership presents nineteen original chapters from a stellar group of scholars and experts-including Bennis himself-who represent the leading thinkers in management today, as well as some of the newest up-and-coming leaders. This seminal work reveals their collective wisdom and candid speculations about the future of leadership and the new economy. No other book available on the topic offers the caliber of contributors and the range of thinking included here. Leadership experts such as Charles Handy, Tom Peters, Edward Lawler, Jim Kouzes, and Barry Posner, as well as young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, present their valuable insights into the challenges leaders are likely to face as the new millennium unfolds. They examine an array of timely questions about leadership such as: Why do we tolerate bad leaders? Why is leadership everyone's business? How will ethics play into new leadership? And how does the new economy influence leadership? Whether in the private or public sectors, both new and seasoned executives and administrators will find this stimulating book to be a provocative and insightful read, one valuable for their own understanding and professional development. Researchers and academics who study organizations and leadership will use the book as a rich source of issues for future inquiry and a confirmation or challenge to their own speculations about the future of leadership. The Editors Warren Bennis, university professor and distinguished professor of the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, is the author of nineteen books, including the best-selling Leaders (with Burt Nanus) and On Becoming a Leader. Gretchen M. Spreitzer is assistant professor at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and a faculty affiliate of both the Center for Effective Organizations and the Leadership Institute. Thomas G. Cummings is the chair of the Department of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California and Executive Director of the Leadership Institute. He is associate editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

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