Warren Gamaliel Bennis

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Date of Birth: 08/03/1925

Age: 91

Place of birth: New York

Citizenship: United States


Warren Gamaliel Bennis was born in New York (New York City) March 8, 1925 and raised in a working Jewish family in Westwood, NJ (Westwood, New Jersey), where he lived until he went to serve in the Army United in 1943 US (United States). As he later admitted himself, his childhood was dull and the poor, he did not like school, where he was an outcast, and between older twin brothers, and Warren was ten years difference. In the army, he became one of the youngest American infantry officers in the European theater of war, and was awarded the Order of the Purple `serdtse` (Purple Heart), and` zvezda` Bronze (Bronze Star).

He went to Antioch College College in 1947, after the end of military service. President of the College of Douglas McGregor (Douglas McGregor), who is considered one of the founders of modern democratic management philosophy, adopted Bennis as a protege - these scientific attitude ended up chrezvychaynoplodotvornymi when they both became professors at the business school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Sloan School of Management). There Bennis took over as chairman of the department of organizational studies.

Bennis sought to move from theory to practice in the field of management, and in 1967 he was appointed Rector of the University at Buffalo (State University of New York at Buffalo), and after four years, in 1971, headed by becoming president, University of Cincinnati ( University of Cincinnati). During this period he wrote two books about leadership, `Leaning Tower of ivory kosti` (The Leaning Ivory Tower) in 1973 and `The unconscious conspiracy: Why leaders can not lidirovat` (The Unconscious Conspiracy: Why Leaders Can`t Lead) in 1976. After a heart attack, which occurred in 1979, Bennis decided to go back to the teacher of life, a consultant and writer, joined the faculty of the University of Southern California. Most of the best known of his 27 books, including translated into two dozen languages ??bestsellers `Lidery` (Leaders) and` How to become liderom` (On Becoming A Leader), were written in California (California). The book `Invented Life: Reflections on Leadership and izmeneniyah` (An Invented Life: Reflections on Leadership and Change) was nominated for a Pulitzer (Pulitzer Prize). Later books Bennis - Organize `geniuses: Secrets of creative sotrudnichestva` (Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration, 1997) and` Managing mechtoy` (Managing The Dream, 2000) - summarized interests Bennis to the leadership issue, organizational change and creative collaboration . Another bestseller, `How to become leaders. Management of the new pokoleniya` (Geeks & Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders, 2002), examines the similarities and differences between the leaders of 30 years of age or younger, and the leaders of the 70 fly over.

Bennis was an adviser on the leadership and management of four US presidents and a number of other public figures, and also advised a lot of companies included in the list of the largest and most successful companies in the world. In addition, Bennis has lectured at Harvard (Harvard University) and Boston University (Boston University), taught at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (Indian Institute of Management Calcutta), the international business school INSEAD and the Swiss International Institute for Management Development (International Institute for Management Development, IMD). Bennis also serves as chairman of the advisory board of the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School at Harvard University (Harvard University`s Kennedy School), and is a visiting professor at Exeter University (The University of Exeter) in the United Kingdom (UK).

Professor married for the third time and has three children.

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