Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader


Leading an organization is different from managing it. Managers want to be efficient. Leaders want to be effective. If you want to develop your leadership skills, the first step is Learning to Lead. Over his distinguished career Warren Bennis- "master practitioner, researcher, and theoretician all in one" (Tom Peters)- has shown how leaders are made, not born. Here he writes in partnership with Joan Goldsmith, a management development expert known for her "team approach,… basic humanity, and love of life" (Peter Schneider, President of Walt Disney Feature Animation). Together they help managers build themselves into leaders. Using wisdom from the world's best leaders, helpful self-assessments, and dozens of one-day skill-building exercises, Learning to Lead invites you to discover the joy of leadership. Learn to see beyond leadership myths, translate failures into springboards for renewed creativity, and communicate your vision for your organization. Never has the inspiring art of leadership been presented in such a practical form.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, MA
Publication year:
  • 1997
  • Updated


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