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Silver Medal: Warren Bennis' Latest Book is Honored
<i>Judgment</i> Offers Framework for Making Call When Stakes are High, Path Unclear
April 8, 2008 • by News at Marshall

Kudos to Warren Bennis of the USC Marshall School of Business. His book, Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls, co-written with the University of Michigan's Noel M. Tichy, has been honored with a silver medal in the 2008 Axiom Business Book Awards Awards.

Tichy and Bennis each spent decades studying and teaching leadership and advising top CEOs such as Jack Welch and Howard Schultz. In Judgment, their first collaboration, they offered up a powerful framework for managers and other leaders making tough calls when the stakes are high and the right path is far from obvious.

The book, published last November by Penguin/Portfolio, was highlighted that month on, where an excerpt was published. ( In addition, the book was on the top 25 list for February the Web site

Bennis is University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Founding Chairman of The Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California

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