The Future of Leadership: Today’s Top Leadership Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow’s Leaders

May 9, 2001

By: Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Warren Bennis

The Future of Leadership is a book that is inspiring, wise, and a joy to read. It honors the spirit and force of one of the world’s greatest thinkers on leadership, Warren Bennis. A must-read for students of the new, new economy-the hybrid that bridges the professionalism of the old with the agility of the new.

– John Seely Brown, former director of Xerox PARC and coauthor, The Social Life of Information

  • Warren Bennis examines the issues that will challenge tomorrow’s leaders
  • Edward E. Lawler III considers the arrival of the era of human capital
  • Charles Handy discusses tomorrow’s organizational landscape
  • Thomas H. Davenport analyzes knowledge work and the future of management
  • Steven Kerr reflects on the boundaryless organizations
  • Thomas A. Stewart explores the network organizations
  • James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner reveal the enduring leadership lessons of the past
  • Karl E. Weick talks about making sense of the unpredictable future for organizations
  • Philip Slater looks at leading oneself
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi explores creating a context for creativity
  • Jean Lipman-Blumen why we tolerate bad leaders
  • Cathy L. Greenberg-Walt and Alastair G. Robertson reveal the evolving role of executive leadership
  • James O’Toole examines leadership as an organizational trait
  • Tom Peters discusses staying a fresh, motivated, and curious leader
  • Jeffrey Sonnenfeld brings to light how leaders respond to adversity
  • Tara Church reports on engaging youth in the practice of leadership
  • Edward W. Headington puts Generation X leadership under the microscope
  • Gretchen M. Spreitzer and Thomas G. Cummings consider the overall future of leadership