By Mark A. Thomas
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Blanchard’s leadership approach promotes self-esteem and self worth through a clear and structured approach to making people 50 GURUS ON LEADERSHIP accountable for their behaviour. The book’s central theme – People who feel good about themselves produce good results – and appeal is based on applying techniques that take only one minute to apply. Focusing on three fundamental activities the book outlines an approach to: • One minute goal setting. Goals are seen as central to driving success and achievements but they have to be agreed.
One of Bennis’s accomplishments is that aged nineteen he was one of the youngest infantry commanders in World War II and was decorated with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. 40 GURUS ON LEADERSHIP What is he famous for? ” Warren Bennis, as his vastly impressive career resume illustrates, is frequently described as the major leadership guru. Abraham Maslow, himself a major guru once described Bennis as “one of the Olympian minds of our time”. Now into his 70s his great contribution has been to establish a new approach to understanding leadership.
The end result is a common belief that all politicians seek office purely for their own self interest. This is, of course, a very harsh and unfair judgement on many hardworking and dedicated politicians. But that is one of the consequences of poor leadership, you end up being tainted by your leaders’ behaviours. As I write, the UK press are having a field day about the breakdown of the relationship between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. The two, it seems, cannot stand the sight of each other and constantly allow aides to brief against the other side.
Gurus on Leadership by Mark A. Thomas