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Warren Bennis dies at 89; USC professor was expert on leadership
Warren Bennis dies at 89; USC professor was expert on leadership

Long before Warren Bennis became a world-renowned expert on leadership and a much-honored USC business professor, he was an infantry officer during World War II in Europe, where he started to hone his ideas about leadership being most effective when it steered away from strict, top-down hierarchies. "Overnight, I learned that a leader is not simply someone who experiences the personal exhilaration of being in charge," he wrote in his book, "An Invented Life: Reflections on Leadership and Change" (1993). "A leader is someone whose actions have the most profound consequences on other people's lives, for better or for worse, sometimes for ever and ever." ...

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