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

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  • Book
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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 and coauthor,The Social Life of Information

Warren Bennis examines the issues that will challenge tomorrow′s leaders

  • Edward E. Lawler III considers the arrival of the era of human capital
  • Charles Handy discusses tomorrow′s organizational landscape
  • Thomas H. Davenport analyzes knowledge work and the future of management
  • Steven Kerr reflects on the boundaryless organizations
  • Thomas A. Stewart explores the "network" organizations
  • James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner reveal the enduring leadership lessons of the past
  • Karl E. Weick talks about making sense of the unpredictable future for organizations
  • Philip Slater looks at leading oneself
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi explores creating a context for creativity
  • Jean Lipman–Blumen why we tolerate bad leaders
  • Cathy L. Greenberg–Walt and Alastair G. Robertson reveal the evolving role of executive leadership
  • James O′Toole examines leadership as an organizational trait
  • Tom Peters discusses staying a fresh, motivated, and curious leader
  • Jeffrey Sonnenfeld brings to light how leaders respond to adversity
  • Tara Church reports on engaging youth in the practice of leadership
  • Edward W. Headington puts Generation X leadership under the microscope
  • Gretchen M. Spreitzer and Thomas G. Cummings consider the overall future of leadership
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Part 1 Setting the Stage for the Future.

1 The Future Has No Shelf Life.

2 The Era of Human Capital Has Finally Arrived.

Part 2 The Organization of the Future.

3 A World of Fleas and Elephants.

4 Knowledge Work and the Future of Management.

5 Boundaryless.

6 Trust Me On This: Organizational Support for Trust in a World Without Hierarchies.

Part 3 The Leader of the Future.

7 Bringing Leadership Lessons from the Past into the Future.

8 Leadership as the Legitimation of Doubt.

9 Leading Yourself.

10 The Context of Creativity.

11 Why Do We Tolerate Bad Leaders? Magnificent Uncertitude, Anxiety, and Meaning.

12 The Evolving Role of Executive Leadership.

13 When Leadership Is an Organizational Trait.

Part 4 How Leaders Stay On Top of Their Game.

14 Just Say Yes!

15 Heroic Leadership′s Greatest Battle: The Defeat of Disappointment Versus the Disappointment of Defeat.

Part 5 Insights from Young Leaders.

16 Where the Leaders Are: The Promise of Youth Leadership.

17 Seeking a Newer World.

Part 6 Some Closing Thoughts.

18 The Leadership Challenges of the Next Generation.

Postlude: An Intellectual Memoir.

Notes and References.


The Authors.

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WARREN BENNIS distinguished professor of the University of Southern California′s Marshall School of Business, is the author of nineteen books, including the best–sellingLeaders (with Burt Nanus) andOn 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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