Warren Bennis established himself as the pioneer of modern leadership theory by providing it with a firm scholarly and intellectual foundation. His research, analysis, and practice paved the way for a more human, collaborative, and democratic form of governance within our organizations and our society. Bennis held the titles of university professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California.
Bennis served as president of the University of Cincinnati, leading it through a period of dramatic transformation, and was provost of the State University of New York at Buffalo during the turbulent era of the Vietnam War. He was an adviser to four U.S. presidents and hundreds of chief executive officers and senior executives. And he was the author or coauthor of roughly 30 leadership books, including the classics On Becoming a Leader and Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge. His website is www.WarrenBennis.com.
Steven B. Sample has practiced and taught a unique style of leadership, which has allowed him to become one of the most successful university presidents of the past half century. He was president of the University of Southern California from 1991 to 2010, a time in which the university attained elite status as a global research university. He is also the author of the best-selling The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership.
Sample previously served as the president of the ...