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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (609 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Warren Bennis Narrator: Walter Dixon Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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For many years, Warren Bennis has persuasively argued that leaders are not born - they are made. And for countless readers, On Becoming a Leader has served as a beacon of insight, delving into the qualities that define leadership, the people who exemplify it, and the strategies that anyone can apply to achieve it. In a world increasingly defined by turbulence and uncertainty, the call to leadership is more urgent than ever.

Featuring a provocative new epilogue on the challenges and opportunities facing leaders today, this new edition will inspire the next generation and guide us into the future.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Milstein | 2/19/2014

    " This book is among the most valuable and most influential books on the subject of effective leadership at a time when the need for it has never been greater. Those who aspire to become effective leaders will find much of value in this book. It's a great book for both managers and employees. It's definitely worth reading and fortunately it's very easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brentley Campbell | 2/14/2014

    " Prof. Bennis is an inspiring man. This is a great introduction/summary of his work and his call for innovative leaders with creative visions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/3/2014

    " I liked it because it has a different take on some management-subjects. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 1/23/2014

    " A bit repetitive...especially for someone not used to reading business books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dbdanvers | 1/17/2014

    " Absolute classic, inspirational every time I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luis | 1/13/2014

    " This was a great book. Anyone stepping into a leadership position should study this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rusty | 1/7/2014

    " I love the way Bennis teaches. He ties it to the big picture in how the concepts affect all of us. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nora | 12/28/2013

    " I tried reading this book many years ago and couldn't get into it. Finally made it this time - it seems to make sense after you already know what he has to say. It's a rambling essay, more an explanation of his philosophy than a manual or a guidebook. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 12/13/2013

    " The best book on leadership. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 12/9/2013

    " I like to say I have my own leadership style...but this guy has laid the foundation. Hands down, a must read for anyone in business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 11/23/2013

    " An excellent study of leadership. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 11/17/2013

    " I read an older version of this. I would be curious what examples of leadership he uses in this newer version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamal Al-Dabal | 8/20/2013

    " Warren Bennis is one of the best authors & speakers on leadership. This book is one of his best. I strongly recommend you read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 5/21/2013

    " This is a great book the highlights many of the key points of leadership and applications of classic leadership principles. It will be on my shelves for years to come and re-read by me multiple times "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille Coons | 5/17/2013

    " Fantastic advice on becoming yourself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin B. | 4/14/2013

    " A refreshing take on leadership because it's not a "7 steps" approach more of an inspirational take that stimulates internal reflection and thought. Short but dense. Definitely will be added to my permanent library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Grant | 3/23/2013

    " A must-read book on leadership for knowledge workers, managers, directors, C-levels, and entrepreneurs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gueorgui | 10/23/2012

    " Inspiring and brilliant, I'd give it 6 stars if I could. Just what I needed right now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cristian Strat | 2/26/2012

    " Some useful and enlightening anecdotes. Unfortunately many of the arguments presented in the book lack rigor, and the material feels unstructured. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bernard | 11/16/2011

    " I wish, I really wish there was some, any really, new information in this book. That said, I equally wish there was something interesting in this book. Nope. Nada. Nothing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Jones | 11/8/2011

    " The newer edition is the one I read, it had a different cover. It was actually pretty interesting. I liked his style of writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ricky Setiawan | 7/6/2011

    " This is a great book. It tells us that leaders is actually made, not born, and give some insightful thinking about how to make yourself a leader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Ross | 12/29/2010

    " This book reads more like a textbook than a book about how to become a leader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 7/20/2010

    " This is a great book the highlights many of the key points of leadership and applications of classic leadership principles. It will be on my shelves for years to come and re-read by me multiple times "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 10/19/2009

    " A refreshing take on leadership because it's not a "7 steps" approach more of an inspirational take that stimulates internal reflection and thought. Short but dense. Definitely will be added to my permanent library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 6/24/2009

    " Good for what I was looking for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 6/3/2009

    " I have to read this for a management class. It's the most readable thing we've had in the class. Bennis is a clear writer and infuses the discussion with personal recollections with numerous people in leadership roles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 9/19/2008

    " I like to say I have my own leadership style...but this guy has laid the foundation. Hands down, a must read for anyone in business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 7/15/2008

    " Read for a class on leadership and enjoyed more than I thought I would. Hadn't ever put much thought into the topic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rusty | 6/24/2008

    " I love the way Bennis teaches. He ties it to the big picture in how the concepts affect all of us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 4/3/2008

    " Fantastic advice on becoming yourself. "

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