Bennis in Fortune on Obama’s Leadership

"When you read Obama's speeches, they're beautiful," says Warren Bennis, Distinguished CCLP Fellow. "They'll go down as some of the most brilliant essays. But none of them has a sound bite. Where is Reagan's, 'Mr. Gorbachev tear down that wall?'" Bennis was cited an article on Fortune Magazine's website where experts were asked to critique the leadership qualities of President Obama….

Bennis in Fast Company – Leadership and adversity

Distinguished Fellow Warren Bennis was cited on the Fast Company Expert Blog about the creation of leaders. Author John Baldoni mentions the leadership practices of Bennis when discussing the leaders need to face adversity and have their limits tested in order to be the most effective and influential leaders….

"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…

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:…