An intimate look at the founding father of the modern leadership
movement Warren Bennis is an acclaimed American scholar, successful
organizational consultant and author, and an expert in the field of
leadership. His much awaited memoir is filled with insights about
the successes and failures from his long and storied life and
career. Bennis'' life and career have traversed eight decades of
first-hand experience with tumultuous episodes of recent
history-from Jewish child in a gentile town in the 30''s, a young
army recruit in the Battle of the Bulge to a college student in the
one of the first progressive precursors to the civil rights
movement to a patient undergoing daily psychoanalysis for five
years, and later a university provost during the Vietnam protests.
- Reveals the triumphs and struggles of the man who is considered
the pioneer in the contemporary field of leadership
- Bennis is the author of 27 books including the bestseller
On Becoming a Leader
This is first book to examine the extraordinary life of Warren
Bennis by the man himself.
Praise for Still Surprised
"Warren''s humanity, joie de vivre, and intellect sparkle
throughout this must-read memoir. Each chapter in his fascinating
life draws him inexorably toward becoming the father of leadership,
showing why he is such a beloved and admired friend, mentor, and
role model for so many leaders."
-Bill George, professor, Harvard Business School;
former chairman and CEO, Medtronic
"Engrossing, enthralling, and enlightening, this is a brilliant
book full of remarkable people and events and packed with profound
self-revelation. Every episode of Warren''s stellar career is
itself a leadership lesson that will spread insight and
-Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor, Harvard Business
School; author, Confidence and SuperCorp
"This must-read book compiles a lifetime of lessons from the
master. The quintessential memoir on leadership, it will satisfy
the appetites of both serious students and casual observers. It''s
so rich that you''ll keep coming back for new insights, and it will
-Anne Mulcahy, former chairman and CEO, Xerox
"I have learned more from Warren Bennis than anyone save my
mother. My mentor and friend has given us a magnificent and
mesmerizing account of his life. There''s enough wisdom here to
fill the world''s largest library."
-Tom Peters, coauthor, In Search of
"For years, Warren''s wisdom from a life so richly led has
inspired leaders. In this beautifully written memoir he generously
shares his most precious stories with wit and intellect. Warren
says he is an ''unusually lucky man,'' but those who know him are
the lucky ones."
-Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and chief
executive officer, Starbucks Coffee Company
"Master storytelling at its best. Warren''s memoir of a life of
learning, growth, and development inside the crucibles of
leadership is masterful, illuminating, and entertaining."
-General Eric Shinseki, U.S. Army (Retired)
Warren Bennis is an acclaimed American scholar, successful organizational consultant and author, and an expert in the field of leadership. His much-awaited memoir is filled with insights about the successes and failures from his long and storied life and career.