Learning in a face-to-face human community, as humans have evolved to do over hundreds of thousands of years, may always be the ideal - especially in an endeavor that is as relationship-driven as business.

Warren G. Bennis

Warren G. Bennis

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.

Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.

How can we educators claim credit for understanding, let alone teaching, the 'global mind' without a single course on the impact of religion on every day life?

Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.

I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn't very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing.

Managers do things right. Leaders do the right thing.

Specialized management courses are useful but should come well after the complexity of management and business are understood.

The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.

In life, change is inevitable. In business, change is vital.

There is a profound difference between information and meaning.

You need people who can walk their companies into the future rather than back them into the future.

The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective.