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Burton Nanus

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Burton B. "Burt" Nanus (born 1936, New York NY)[1] is an American academic, Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California, where he was a faculty member from 1969 to 1994.


Prior to joining the University of Southern California, he worked at Sperry Rand Corporation, the System Development Corporation, and his own consulting firm, Planning Technology, Incorporated.[4]

Academic work[edit]

Nanus is the author of several books:

  • (with Stephen M Dobbs) Leaders Who Make a Difference: Essential Strategies for Meeting the Nonprofit Challenge, San Francisco : Jossey-Bass 1999 [5]
  • Leading the Way to Organizational Renewal, Portland, Or. : Productivity Press, 1996
  • Visionary Leadership (J-B US non-Franchise Leadership), 1995
    • Translated into German as Visionäre Führung, into Spanish as Liderazgo visionario : forjando nuevas realidades con grandes ideas. and into Japanese as ビジョン・リーダー : 魅力ある未来像の創造と実現に向かって (Romanized JP: Bijon rīdā : Miryoku aru bijon no sōzo to jitsugen ni mukatte)
  • The Vision Retreat: a Facilitator's Guide, San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1995
  • Visionary Leadership: Creating a Compelling Sense of Direction for Your Organization,: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1992 According to WorldCat, the book is held in 1291 libraries [6]
    • Translated into Polish as Wizjonerskie przywództwo : jak stworzyć atrakcyjną wizję dla twojej organizacji?
  • The Leader's Edge: the Seven Keys to Leadership in a Turbulent World, Chicago : Contemporary Books, 1989
  • Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge, 1985, co-authored with Warren Bennis
    • Translated into French as Diriger
  • Developing strategies for the information society, 1982
  • The emerging network marketplace, 1981


  1. ^ "1940 U.S. Census Archive". Archives. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Newsmakers, May 2002 - The Stevens Alumniletter". Stevens Institute of Technology. 2002-03-18. Archived from the original on 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2011-12-04.
  3. ^ WorldCat
  4. ^ "Success Audiobook HSB -The Neuropsychology of Leadership Main Page". Sybervision.com. Archived from the original on 2011-12-03. Retrieved 2011-12-04.
  5. ^ Reviewed by Andrew Malekoff in Social work with groups. 24, no. 1, (2001): 93
  6. ^ WorldCat item record

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