Warren Bennis

United States
8 Mar 1925 // 31 Jul 2014
Organizational Consultant and Author

The learning person looks forward to failure or mistakes. The worst problem in leadership is basically early success.

Quoted in Guide to the Management Gurus (1998)

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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
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On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
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