At a time when the business world is more frenetic and more complex than ever, two of America's foremost experts on leadership come together to discuss the vital challenges and opportunities facing every professional. By examining the styles of ...
today's most successful leaders, Warren Bennis and Robert Townsend detail the specific traits that are essential for effective leadership.
In Reinventing Leadership, Bennis and Townsend compare and contrast their leadership beliefs. Bennis, author of more than 18 books, including On Becoming a Leader, predicts an end to the military-style management of the past. He expects leaders to acknowledge and reward the accomplishments of others. Townsend, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Up the Organization, wants to see empowered workers have fun while they overcome obstacles. His experience as CEO of Avis Rent-a-Car led him to look for unusual solutions when faced with the daunting task of reengineering a major corporation. Listen as they discuss:
Finding a mentor who encourages reflective backtalk
Building trust and delegating responsibility
Making changes and moving away from the conventional standards of business practices
The difference between managing and leading