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The Future of Leadership: Today's Top Leadership Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow's Leaders by Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Warren Bennis, Thomas G. Cummings

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Chapter Six

Trust Me On This

Organizational Support for Trust in a World Without Hierarchies

Thomas A. Stewart

April 21, 1994, was one of those mornings when Southern California lives up to its hype: the sky was clear over Santa Monica, the air pleasantly cool; a breeze that barely ruffled the blue Pacific was enough to toss the hair of the blondes who glided by on roller blades. Warren Bennis arrived to meet me for breakfast, perpetually youthful, preternaturally suntanned. Fortune was doing a story about how e-mail networks were beginning to change the style and content of management, and I wanted to talk about it with him as he was a professor at the University of Southern California, an expert on both the style and substance of leadership. ...

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