Geeks & geezers : how era, values, and defining moments shape leaders / Warren G. Bennis, Robert J. Thomas.

"Our youngest leaders matured in the glow of computer screens; our oldest in the shadow of the Depression and World War II. In a groundbreaking study of these two disparate groups - affectionately labeled "geeks" and "geezers"--Leadership experts Warren G. Bennis and Robert...

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Main Author: Bennis, Warren G.
Other Authors: Thomas, Robert J. 1952-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Boston : Harvard Business School Press, ©2002.
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Summary:"Our youngest leaders matured in the glow of computer screens; our oldest in the shadow of the Depression and World War II. In a groundbreaking study of these two disparate groups - affectionately labeled "geeks" and "geezers"--Leadership experts Warren G. Bennis and Robert J. Thomas set out to find how era and values shape those who lead. What they discovered was something even more profound: the powerful process through which leaders of any era emerge." "Geeks and Geezers will forever change how we view leadership, but also how we reflect on our own formative experiences. Illustrated by compelling interviews with extraordinary individuals under thirty-five and over seventy years of age, the authors present a new model that predicts who is likely to become and remain a leader - and explains why others fail to rise to the challenge. At its heart are what the authors call "crucibles"--utterly transformational experiences from which one can emerge either hopelessly broken or powerfully emboldened to learn and to lead."--Jacket.
Physical Description:xxvii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-208) and index.
ISBN:1578515823
9781578515820