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Gardner, John W. (John William) 1912-2002

Overview
Works: 240 works in 526 publications in 9 languages and 14,629 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Composer, Author of introduction, Performer, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: HM146, 303.34
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Excellence : can we be equal and excellent too? by John W Gardner( Book )

47 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story House Prebound Edition Harper Colophon CN/3
Self-renewal : the individual and the innovative society by John W Gardner( Book )

41 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his classic treatise Self-Renewal, John W. Gardner examines why great societies thrive and die. He argues that it is dynamism, not decay, that is dramatically altering the landscape of American society. The twentieth century has brought about change more rapidly than any previous era, and with that came advancements, challenges, and often destruction. Gardner cautions that "a society must court the kinds of change that will enrich and strengthen it, rather than the kind of change that will fragment and destroy it." -- A society's ability to renew itself hinges upon its individuals. Gardner reasons that it is the waning of the heart and spirit-not a lack of material might-that threatens American society. Young countries, businesses, and humans have several key commonalities: they are flexible, eager, open, curious, unafraid, and willing to take risks. These conditions lead to success. However, as time passes, so too comes complacency, apathy, and rigidity, causing motivation to plummet. It is at this junction that great civilizations fall, businesses go bankrupt, and life stagnates. Gardner asserts that the individual's role in social renewal requires each person to face and look beyond imminent threats. -- Ultimately, we need a vision that there is something worth saving. Through this vision, Gardner argues, society will begin to renew itself, not permanently, but past its average lifespan, and it will at once become enriched and rejuvenated
On leadership by John W Gardner( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 6 languages and held by 2,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A searching examination of leadership as it is practiced, or malpracticed, in America today. Includes the elements of motivation, shared values, social cohesion, and institutional renewal
In common cause by John W Gardner( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No easy victories by John W Gardner( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recovery of confidence by John W Gardner( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morale by John W Gardner( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil society : the underpinnings of American democracy by Brian O'Connell( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book traces the concept and practice of citizens as the primary office holders of government and government's essential responsibility to keep open such freedoms as assembly and association to allow and encourage citizen participation and influence in every aspect of society. It enumerates the weakening of these essential underpinnings of democracy through indifference, selfishness, loss of confidence in government, governmental limits on citizen participation, the influence of special interests on elected officials, separation between the haves and have nots, intolerance, and incivility
Know or listen to those who know by John W Gardner( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living, leading, and the American dream by John W Gardner( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with an exploration of Gardner's life and values in his own words, this collection shares Gardner's vision on personal renewal, community, leadership, and civic engagement." "The essays and speeches collected in this volume are founded on Gardner's belief that we as a people want freedom - freedom at home as well as a world where freedom is possible. They are founded on his deep belief in the dignity and worth of the individual and on his unshakable resolve to protect and preserve that dignity. They are founded on the belief that men and women should be empowered to achieve the best that is in them, and that we are the declared enemies of all conditions such as disease, ignorance, or poverty that stunt the individual and prevent such fulfillment."
AID and the universities; a report to the Administrator of the Agency for International Development by John W Gardner( Book )

6 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of the matter : leader-constituent interaction by John W Gardner( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tasks of leadership by John W Gardner( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership and power by John W Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of leadership : introductory considerations by John W Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral aspect of leadership by John W Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quotations of wit and wisdom : know or listen to those who know( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dämme gegen die Flut : Reden und Erklärungen by John F Kennedy( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To turn the tide : a selection from President Kennedy's public statements from his election through the 1961 adjournment of Congress, setting forth the goals of his first legislative year by John F Kennedy( Book )

28 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En samling af John F. Kennedy's taler og skrifter fra hans første regerings år
Leadership development by John W Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On leadership
Alternative Names
Gardner, Dž 1912-2002

Gardner, J. W. 1912-2002

Gardner, John

Gardner, John 1912-

Gardner, John 1912-2002

Gardner, John W.

Gardner, John W. 1912-

Gardner, John W. 1912-2002

Gardner, John W. (John William)

Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-

Gardner, John William, 1912-

Gardner, John William 1912-2002

John W. Gardner Amerikaans politicus (1912-2002)

John W. Gardner politicien américain

John W. Gardner US-amerikanischer Politiker

John William Gardner

جان دبلیو. گاردنر

جون غاردنر

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가드너, 존 W. 1912-2002

가드너, 존 윌리엄 1912-2002

가아드너, J. W. 1912-2002

ガードナー, ジョン・W

ジョン・ウィリアム・ガードナー

约翰·威廉·加德纳

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Self-renewal : the individual and the innovative societyOn leadershipMoraleCivil society : the underpinnings of American democracyLiving, leading, and the American dreamQuotations of wit and wisdom : know or listen to those who know