Warren Bennis was distinguished professor of business administration and founding chairman of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.
He advised four U.S. presidents and more than 150 CEOs and he has written more than twenty-five books on leadership, change, and creative collaboration including Leaders, which was designated by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 business books of all time.
Born: March 8, 1925
Died: July 31, 2014
Quotes by Warren G. Bennis ...
"Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary." -- Warren G. Bennis
"Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led." -- Warren G. Bennis
"Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery." -- Warren G. Bennis
"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." -- Warren G. Bennis
"Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them." -- Warren G. Bennis
"Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line." -- Warren G. Bennis
"Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard." -- Warren G. Bennis
"You need people who can walk their companies into the future rather than back them into the future." -- Warren G. Bennis
"The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born - that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born." -- Warren G. Bennis
"There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish." -- Warren G. Bennis
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