Analysis Of Warren G. Bennis And Robert J. Thomas

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The authors argue that leaders who are open to learning from their mistakes, problems and failures, become stronger, better leaders. They gain followers’ trusts, who are eager to produce their best work. Warren G. Bennis and Robert J. Thomas were surprised to find out after interviewing more than 40 leaders from top business and public-sector, that all of them had endured traumatic experiences (crucibles‖) that transformed them by forcing them to question who they were and what was important or gave them new insight into the people and organizations they were trying to lead. The authors believe that there are four essential skills associated with this capacity to learn from experience: 1) ability to engage others in shared meaning; 2) a distinctive and compelling voice; 3) a sense of integrity; and 4) adaptive capacity. Having a plan for personal growth require us to harness the crucibles that life sets in motion to examine our principles, values, to question our assumptions so we can proactively seek new opportunities to learn and grow from what life throws at us. Analysis As identified by Bennis, W., & Thomas, R. (2011). Crucibles are transformational experiences from which a leader changes dramatically and emerges much wiser. Organizational culture with Strong leadership attract the best employees and bring out the best in everyone, however what’s more important in determining organizational success, is a leader capacity to read the specificities of a situation

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