The Spring 1964 issue of H&S Reports enclosed a reprint
of an essay by John W. Gardner on self-renewal
that had formed part of the annual report of the Carnegie
Corporation of New York, of. which he was then
president. Before his appointment to the Cabinet last
year as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare,
he wrote again for the foundation's 1965 annual report.
H&-S Reports presents Dr. Gardner's later essay "The
Antileadership Vaccine," because it deals perceptively
with leadership, a subject of concern to Haskins & Sells
for several reasons. We need to understand the nature of
leadership, because our founding partners foresaw a role
of leadership in the profession for our Firm. We need
this understanding also because Haskins & Sells serves
leaders—individuals who are leaders in their organizations,
and organizations that are leaders in their fields.
In presenting Dr. Gardner's views, as it will those of
other social commentators from time to time, HirS Reports
does not imply Firm endorsement, but rather hopes
readers will find them provocative to their own thoughts.