Bennis on the Leadership of Steinbrenner

"George Steinbrenner's success can be summed in one word: Dollars," is how Distinguished Fellow Warren Bennis describes the leadership of Yankees owner, the late George Steinbrenner, who passed away earlier this week. "Steinbrenner's leadership was costly…Hiring and firing managers at will can only be done with [his] personal wealth…" But Bennis recognizes that Steinbrenner's leadership was not all about the money. In order to be successful, Steinbrenner had to possess the ability to lead his team, even though he was not on the field. "One example of 'leadership rules' that could simply be called 'grown up' manners is that exemplary…