Chapter Twelve

The Evolving Role of Executive Leadership

Cathy L. Greenberg-Walt, Alastair G. Robertson

This set of extracts from The Evolving Role of Executive Leadership is dedicated to Warren Bennis, the father of modern leadership as we know it. The book is a compendium of research results, key findings, and recommendations and is designed to help leaders understand current issues and envision future challenges, making them better prepared to lead their organizations. Bennis was a primary motivating force in the development of this work, which was produced by the Accenture Institute for Strategic Change, a pragmatic “think-and-act tank” that has conducted extensive research on the key issues of executive leadership and their evolution since ...

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