Geeks & Geezers is a new leadership book by Warren Bennis and Robert J. Thomas. This morning’s Wall St. Journal has a review by Carol Hymowitz titled “Pivotal Situations Oftentimes
Seal Some Leaders’ Careers”.
Leadership advice is easy to find these days: workshops, conferences and private coaching sessions, often for a hefty price, on how to make the leap from executive to leader.
Yet those who have proved their ability to inspire rarely say they were guided by formal instruction. Instead, they point to life experiences that were pivotal in helping them recognize a capacity to make things happen and to get others behind them.
I’ve not read the book but I love the title — makes me feel right at home!