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Burt Nanus  

For over thirty-five years, Dr. Burt Nanus has been a noted speaker, author and consultant in leadership, vision and strategic planning for business, government and non-profit organizations.

He is Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Southern California, where he served on the faculty from 1969 to 1994. Previously, he spent ten years in various managerial capacities at Sperry Rand Corporation, the System Development Corporation and his own consulting firm, Planning Technology, Inc.

Dr. Nanus founded the University of Southern California's Center for Futures Research and was its director for sixteen years. Later, he helped start the U.S.C. Leadership Institute and served as its first Director of Research.

He is the author of nine books - six of them on leadership - and more than eighty other articles and publications. \"Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge,\" written with his colleague Warren Bennis, has over 700,000 copies in print in a dozen languages, and was named one of \"The 50 Top Business Books of All Time\" by the \"Financial Times.\" The second edition was published in 1997. \" Visionary Leadership,\" released in 1992, was a selection of the Book of the Month Club and the Fortune Book Club, was named one of the best management books of the year by Library Journal, and has been translated into six foreign languages. In 1995, he published two new books - \"The Vision Retreat: A Facilitator's Guide,\" and \"The Vision Retreat: A Participant's Workbook.\" In 1996 \"Leading the Way to Organizational Renewal\" was published.

Dr. Nanus has served on the editorial boards of five journals, and the Board of Directors of Los Angeles Private Industry Council. He is a popular speaker on leadership and change at corporate retreats, trade association meetings and management development programs, and has helped many organizations find new visions to position their strategies for the coming decade.

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