The Art and Adventure of Leadership

For the first time, a top leadership scholar and a top leadership practitioner explore the true duties, demands, and privileges of leadership. Intellectual sparks flew when Warren Bennis, the “father” of modern leadership studies and Steven B. Sample, one of the most accomplished university presidents in recent history, came together for candid explorations of the forces that shape successful leaders and unsuccessful ones. The Art and Adventure of Leadership, their final collaboration, reveals the profound insights that the authors gained together over the 16 years in which they co-taught one of the most popular leadership courses in America. Here, each brings his own distinct vantage point as they address the mechanics and mysteries of leadership. The result is a unique examination of the journey of great leaders from momentary setbacks to ultimate success. It offers profound lessons on what determines the difference between failure and redemption for leaders.

Praise

"The impact of Steve Sample and Warren Bennis has been enormous, here at USC and across academia and the world of management. But some of their most enduring impact came not simply in their roles as leaders, but as teachers who were deeply committed to building up new leaders. The Art and Adventure of Leadership distills their many lively conversations and debates into one compelling volume that can continue to educate attentive students of leadership for years to come. It's a fitting exclamation mark on their joint legacy."

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James G. Ellis

Dean, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

2016-03-26T01:58:00+00:00

James G. Ellis

Dean, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

James Ellis USC photo
"The impact of Steve Sample and Warren Bennis has been enormous, here at USC and across academia and the world of management. But some of their most enduring impact came not simply in their roles as leaders, but as teachers who were deeply committed to building up new leaders. The Art and Adventure of Leadership distills their many lively conversations and debates into one compelling volume that can continue to educate attentive students of leadership for years to come. It's a fitting exclamation mark on their joint legacy."

Praise 2

“Of all the people I've ever met, Steve Sample and Warren Bennis are the master teachers of leadership. Both lived it and studied it for most of their lives. Their friendship and decades-long collaboration produced some of the most important insights in the field.  The Art and Adventure of Leadership captures what only a handful of students have experienced so far. Its wisdom spans generations. You should get it and read it, and more importantly , talk with others about it.”

dave logan

Dave Logan

Author, Tribal Leadership and Co-Author, The Three Laws of Performance

2016-03-26T01:58:36+00:00

Dave Logan

Author, Tribal Leadership and Co-Author, The Three Laws of Performance

dave logan
“Of all the people I've ever met, Steve Sample and Warren Bennis are the master teachers of leadership. Both lived it and studied it for most of their lives. Their friendship and decades-long collaboration produced some of the most important insights in the field.  The Art and Adventure of Leadership captures what only a handful of students have experienced so far. Its wisdom spans generations. You should get it and read it, and more importantly , talk with others about it.”