Glenn Close on Warren Bennis

After reading (and rereading…many times) Warren's intriguing essay, "Leadership as a Performing Art," one thing keeps sticking in my actor's brain. It's this: Like all great actors, great leaders are skilled craftsmen and, like actors, they use their craft to actively engage whatever audience they are playing to. They can sense who their audience is and with them, set up a palpable energy exchange. A great leader's charisma, like a great actor's, makes us all into believers.

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