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Friday, March 8, 2019

Creating A 'Flourishing Environment'

“There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish. –  Warren Bennis

Born in the Bronx, NY, on this date in 1925, Bennis was a scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies.    Also the Founding Chairman of The Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California, he wrote 21 (mostly groundbreaking) books on leadership and the skills needed to be an effective leader.  An advisor to 4 U.S.  Presidents and numerous FORTUNE 500 Company CEOs, his own leadership began in the military during WWII where he became one of the Army’s youngest combat officers and was twice decorated for bravery.  
                                            During his lifetime (he died in 2014), The Wall Street Journal named him as one of the top ten most sought speakers on management.  His book, On Becoming a Leader, originally published in 1989, lays the foundation that a great leader is a combination of experience, self-knowledge, and personal ethics.

 “Taking charge of your own learning,” Bennis said,  “is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person.”

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