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The Art and Adventure of Leadership: Understanding Failure, Resilience and Success

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The Art and Adventure of Leadership: Understanding Failure, Resilience and Success

Warren Bennis, Steven B. Sample, Rob Asghar

ISBN: 978-1-119-09031-1 March 2015 176 Pages

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Praise for THE ART AND ADVENTURE OF LEADERSHIP

"Warren Bennis and Steven Sample delve deep into the heart of leadership and deliver in these pages what they have each demonstrated throughout their respective lives: honesty, wisdom, and insightful ideas worthy of emulation at the highest levels."
—Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and CEO, Starbucks Coffee Company

"Warren Bennis and Steven Sample offer sage and timeless advice for those who seek to understand the true nature of leadership."
—Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce

"The much-mourned Warren Bennis and his favorite university president Steven Sample are a wise duo whose powerful insights are worth heeding."
—Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor, Harvard Business School; and author of Confidence

"I had the honor of speaking to the class on which this book is based: The Art and Adventure of Leadership. Now readers everywhere can experience Warren's extraordinary vision of leadership and Steven's remarkable insights into the everyday practice of leadership."
—Marshall Goldsmith, author of the global bestseller What Got You Here Won't Get You There

"When Warren Bennis and Steven Sample came together to discuss the art of leadership, their contrasting, yet complementary, styles challenged observers to think more deeply about the obligations and opportunities facing leaders. In The Art and Adventure of Leadership, named after the famous class Warren and Steven co-taught at USC for so many years, they and my longtime colleague Rob Asghar have made this illuminating conversation available to new generations of students and practitioners of leadership."
—C. L. Max Nikias, president, University of Southern California

FOREWORD xiii
Bill George

PREFACE xvii
Steven B. Sample

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xxiii

INTRODUCTION 1

1 REDEFINING SUCCESS AND FAILURE 11

2 WHY SUCCESS REQUIRES THE RIGHT KIND OF APPETITE FOR THE FIGHT 31

3 ACCEPTING AND EXERCISING MORAL RESPONSIBILITY: THE ABILITY TO ACCEPT—AND MANAGE—RESPONSIBILITY FOR DIFFICULT ETHICAL CHOICES 45

4 A VOIDING GROUPTHINK, MASS MEDIA, AND THE FAILURES OF THE HERD 61

5 A TIMELESS READING LIST THAT LEADS TO TIMELY SUCCESS 77

6 WHEN FAILURE IS BAKED INTO THE SYSTEM 95

7 BANKRUPTCY AND FAILURE AS THE GREAT AMERICAN PASTIME: A LAND OF SECOND CHANCES 109

CONCLUSION: REDEEMING FAILURE 119

NOTE FROM THE WRITER 127

NOTES 135

ABOUT THE AUTHORS 139