BRUCE J. AVOLIO is the Donald and Shirley Clifton Chair in Leadership at the University of Nebraska in the College of Business Administration. He is the Director of the Gallup Leadership Institute and is a Gallup Senior Scientist. Avolio has an international reputation as a researcher in leadership, having published more than 80 articles and 5 books. His last two published books were entitled Full Leadership Development: Building the Vital Forces in Organizations, and Developing Potential Across a Full Range of Leadership: Cases on Transactional and Transformational Leadership.
DR. BERNARD M. BASS is a distinguished professor emeritus of management at Binghamton University. Since 1946, he has published more than 300 journal articles and 21 books, concentrating on leadership and organizational behavior. He has consulted and conducted training for many of the Fortune 500 firms and run workshops in more than 40 countries. For the past 25 years, he has focused on research and applications to management development of transformational leadership and has in recent years completed several essays on the ethics of leadership.
JAMES MACGREGOR BURNS is Senior Fellow at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government,