Bennis cited in article on Fast Company

"On a much more elevated scale, I was totally absorbed by [Distinguished Fellow] Warren Bennis's Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership," said James Kristie, editor and associate publisher, Directors & Boards on an article on Fast Company where leaders of NGOs and corporate social responsibility divisions are reading. "One of the truly renowned tracers of 'the DNA of leadership,' a term this much-credentialed USC professor uses to describe his research into the rulers of the corporate and nonprofit worlds in his decades-long quest to understand what it is that makes these leaders tick….

Schell – NY Times – China reading list

The work of Senior Fellow Orville Schell was featured in a blog on the New York Times titled "China: A Reading List." The author of the blog, David Leonhardt, cited the work of Schell when the author was preparing for a trip to China and wanted to be well-versed in a variety of materials written about the country….

"Warren, Do You Have a Minute?"

For the past sixty years–before a strategic acquisition, during an international crisis, or after four years in college, one question has been asked by CEO's, presidents, and students alike. "Warren, do you have a minute?" Six words, perhaps better than any other, summarize the life of USC professor and CCLP Distinguished Fellow Warren Bennis, "the founding father of the modern leadership movement." At an October 6th event hosted by the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, the leadership guru spent a few minutes with USC students, faculty and staff to share stories from his latest book, Still Surprised: A Memoir…

Bennis excerpt in the Economist

Distinguished Fellow Warren Bennis is still receiving accolades for his just released work, Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership. The Economist is the latest publication to offer a profile of Bennis and provide an excerpt from Still Surprised, which can be read here. He is also featured in another article in The Economist entitled "The innovation machine : Two gurus look at the perspiration side of innovation."…

Excerpt from Bennis’ Still Surprised

The latest work by Distinguished Fellow Warren Bennis, Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership has been creating a great amount of attention in the literary world. Critics have praised Bennis' candid recounts of the lessons he has learned through his 85 years of leadership. BusinessWeek has published an edited excerpt from Still Surprised, and in it, Bennis writes of his first "crucibles", a cornerstone to his leadership practices and teachings:…

Daring Young Men named “Best History Book”

Senior Fellow Richard Reeves' book Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of The Berlin Airlift-June 1948 – May 1949 has been named the "Best History Book" of the past year by the Book of the Month Club. The book is also on the required reading list issued annually by the Air Force Chief of Staff. Here is a small excerpt from Reeves' acclaimed book: The Newsweek headline was "dateline germany, 1948: the Big Retreat." The dispatch below was from James O'Donnell, the magazine's Berlin bureau chief, reporting on the exodus of American and British officials and soldiers from the…

The Etiquette of American Politics

South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson has been admonished for yelling “You lie” during President Obama’s health care speech, an outburst that startled many Americans and which others connected to this summer’s rowdy town hall behavior. However, in the United Kingdom the political process is routinely more raucous. Is American the land of polite politics… and is that changing? “There are differences in style between U.S. and U.K. political discourse,” says USC Annenberg communication professor and CCLP faculty fellow Tom Hollihan (pictured), author of Uncivil Wars: Political Campaigns in a Media Age….