Monday, March 8, 2010

Meandering here and there . . .

Today is the birthday of Warren Gamaliel Bennis (born March 8, 1925), scholar, organizational consultant and author. He is oft referred to as a pioneer in the field of Leadership studies.

"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult." - Warren G. Bennis

"The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born." - Warren G. Bennis

"Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery." - Warren G. Bennis

"Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it." - Warren G. Bennis

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." - Warren G. Bennis

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