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Leading for a Lifetime by Warren Bennis

“Stripped to its essentials, leadership involves just three things – a leader, followers, and a common goal.”

I was really excited to read this book. I loved the premise: a study on older leader and younger leaders, finding out what they have in common and where they differ.

Unfortunately this book never seemed to bloomed into the book I was anticipating. Half the book sets up the definition of “geezer” and “geek” (aka old and young) leaders. While the last half of the book is nothing more than pieced together interview excerpts.

The overall concept of the book, the basic ideas of leadership, and research is all good, I do not find fault in the content. However I felt like other books on leadership do a better job tying everything to together.