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Steve Denning's new book is The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Re-inventing the Workplace for the 21st Century. It will be published by Jossey-Bass in November 2010.
Steve is the author of The Leader's Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art & Discipline of Business Narrative, a book published by Jossey-Bass in April 2005 and The Secret Language of Leadership (Jossey-Bass, 2007) which was selected by the Fainncial Times as one of the best books of 2007
He has also written the acclaimed book, The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations (Butterworth Heinemann, 2000) which describes how storytelling can serve as a powerful tool for organizational change and knowledge management, and Squirrel Inc: A Fable of Leadership Through Narrative (Jossey-Bass, 2004).
From 1996 to 2000, Steve was the Program Director, Knowledge Management at the World Bank where he spearheaded the organizational knowledge sharing program.
In November 2000, Steve Denning was selected as one of the world’s ten Most Admired Knowledge Leaders (Teleos)
He now works with organizations in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia on knowledge management and organizational storytelling.
His clients include scores of Fortune 500 companies (for more details, contact Steve at
In April 2003, Steve was ranked as one of the world's Top Two Hundred Business Gurus by Davenport & Prusak, "What's The Big Idea? (Harvard, 2003).
Another book, co-authored by Steve Denning along John Seely Brown, Katalina Groh and Larry Prusak, was published in August 2004 by Elsevier. It is entitled Storytelling in Organizations: How Narrative and Storytelling Are Transforming Twenty-first Century Management
Steve’s website which has a collection of materials on knowledge sharing and storytelling may be found at:
Steve was born and educated in Sydney, Australia. He studied law and psychology at Sydney University and worked as a lawyer in Sydney for several years. He did a postgraduate degree in law at Oxford University in the U.K. Steve then joined the World Bank where he worked for several decades in many capacities and held various management positions, including Director of the Southern Africa Department from 1990 to 1994 and Director of the Africa Region from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2000, Steve was the Program Director, Knowledge Management at the World Bank.
Steve was a member of the Quality Council V of the Conference Board from 1993 to 1996.
Steve is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts He has published a novel and a volume of poetry.