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Warren Blank, March 2010
July 24, 1948
Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, USA
|Occupation||author, teacher, business consultant|
Warren Blank (born July 24, 1948) is an American author, teacher, and businessman. He is best known for authoring books on leadership, such as The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leaders and The 9 Natural Laws of Leadership. He is also the founder and president of The Leadership Group, a leadership training and organizational development firm based in Vero Beach, Florida and Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- PhD in Organizational Behavior from University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1983
- MBA in Management from University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1981
- Master of Science in Student Personnel Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1973
- Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Akron, Akron, Ohio in 1970
- 1991–present: Adjunct Professor of Management at the Center for Executive Development, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
- 1983–1986: Assistant Professor of Management in the Department of Management and Marketing, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- 1981–1982: Graduate Instructor, Department of Management, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 1982: Instructor, Department of Management, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky
- The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leaders (published 2001 by AMACOM, 18th printing as of 2011), in which he argues that leaders are not born that way but rather that leadership must be learned
- The 9 Natural Laws of Leadership (published 1995 by AMACOM, revised 2008 with Aaron Brown, 12th printing as of 2011) on the nature of leadership
- The Leadership Event: The Moments of True Leadership that Move Organizations (published 2004 by The Leadership Group Press, revised 2006 with Aaron Brown)
- Leadership Skills for Managers (published 1995 by the American Management Institute)
- Leadership for Smart People: Book I — The Five Truths (published 2007 by The Leadership Group Press, revised 2008)
- "Higher Development, Brain Integration, and Excellence in Leadership" (co-author) in Management Decision (2009, Volume 47, Issue 6), on the topic of leadership, peak performance, and Transcendental Meditation
- "Are you a leader?" The FBI Journal, Volume II, No. 1., 1991.
- "What it means to be a leader." Business Digest, August 1990, pp. 23.
- "A test of the situational leadership theory", with J. Weitzel and S.G. Green. Personnel Psychology, 1990, 43, pp. 579–597.
- "The follower's view of leadership: An exploratory study", with K. MacQueen. Proceedings 1987 Southern Management Association, D. Ray (editor), 1987, pp. 49–51.
- U.S. Office of Personnel Management. "Performance Management", Winter 2001. Accessed September 28, 2011.
- Knutson, Christian. "The Engineer-Leader’s Notes", EngineerLeader.com, 2011. Accessed September 28, 2011.
- Pellé, Arnaud. "Emerald News: Leadership, Peak Performance and Transcendental Meditation", Emerald Insight Research, July 2009. Accessed September 28, 2011.
- Cite Human Resources Management Community. "Are leaders born or made?", CiteHR.com. Accessed September 28, 2011.
- Bender, Jack H. "Concepts from The Guru Guide by Boyett & Boyett, Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer and Artful Work by Dick Richards.", Inner-Work.com. Accessed September 28, 2011.
- Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. "48th Annual Conference of the National Market News Association", July 2005. Accessed September 30, 2011.