On Becoming a Leader

by Warren Bennis

On Becoming a Leader Is a book written by an author who spent most of his life studying leadership. His mentor Douglas McGregor was a path-breaking management theorist who I have also come across during my study of Business and especially motivation. He authored or co-authored 20 books. On Becoming a Leader teaches how we can make leadership a personal habit. The book talks about how good leaders want to be able to express themselves fully to impact others. Leadership according to Bennis involves the whole life and is not just a one-time thing. The book talks about how good leaders first define their reality (what they believe is possible) and then set about ‘managing their dream’. This book has taught me that leadership starts with yourself and you cannot lead others if you haven’t gone down that path. It has taught me that real learning is the process of remembering what is important to us, and becoming a leader is therefore the act of becoming more and more yourself. It has taught me that leadership is varied and not only about giving speeches or management but also things like taking care of yourself and influencing others with your actions to do the same without even interacting. I have learned that taking time off to think and reflect brings answers and produces resolutions. I think that this book is amazing as it teaches you the main essentials of being a leader and introduces a new perspective of leadership that we are not taught about in society but is a key perspective on becoming a good leader. I would 100% recommend it to any one and everyone no matter your age.

Lawrence Mutua

Rating: 5 Recommend