I was browsing my library recently and happened across Warren Bennis’ book again. “On Becoming A Leader” was first published more than twenty years ago, and remains a classic. The basic premise of the book is that to become a true leader you must first look inside yourself. The focus should be on reflection and listening to your inner voice. The true journey is understanding yourself, your gifts and abilities on the way to becoming a leader.
Bennis can be preachy at times, and the political opinions expressed in the book may be off-putting to some readers. However, the bones of the book are really sound and make for a good read.