Warren Bennis (USC) and Jim O’Toole (CEO) discuss how MBA programs face intense criticism for failing to impart useful skills, failing to prepare leaders, failing to instill norms of ethical behavior–and even failing to lead graduates to good corporate jobs.
Research and Insights Archive
Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
Our Federalist Future: The Leadership Imperative
James O’Toole and Warren Bennis ask “Are large organizations inherently superior because they possess greater resources to protect the interests of their constituencies against the vagaries of powerful external forces, or are small-scale organizations superior because they are more sensitive to their constituents’, needs (and more adaptable to changing conditions)?”
Compiled Opinion Editorials
A compiled set of opinion editorials by Edward E. Lawler III and Warren Bennis is presented.
Utilization of Organizational Behavior Knowledge: The Improbable Task
This paper by Warren G. Bennis and Joseph DeBell aims to outline and evaluate the major interventions used to apply behavioral science to improving organizational effectiveness.