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

Warren G. Bennis

Warren G. Bennis

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

Find the appropriate balance of competing claims by various groups of stakeholders. All claims deserve consideration but some claims are more important than others.

Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.

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

Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.

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?

Leaders are people who believe so passionately that they can seduce other people into sharing their dream.

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.

Leadership has become a heavy industry. Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on.

Create a compelling vision, one that takes people to a new place, and then translate that vision into a reality.

People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.

One of the best teaching experiences Ed Schein and I had when we were teaching at MIT in the 1960s was inventing a course on leadership through film.

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

Managers do things right. Leaders do the right thing.