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.
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.
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.