The End of Leadership by Barbara Kellerman

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6 Critic Reviews

Kellerman’s honest and astute critique makes it clear that the gurus in her own field have work to do if they want to remain relevant.
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Synopsis

From one of the pioneers in the field of leadership studies comes a provocative reassessment of how people lead in the digital age: in The End of Leadership, Barbara Kellerman reveals a new way of thinking about leadership—and followership—in the twenty-first century. Building off of the strengths and insights of her work as a scholar and a teacher, Kellerman critically reexamines our most strongly-held assumptions about the role of leadership in driving success. Revealing which of our beliefs have become dangerously out-of-date thanks to advances in social media culture, she also calls into question the value of the so-called “leadership industry” itself. Asking whether leadership can truly be taught, Kellerman forces us to think critically and expansively about how to thrive as leaders in a global information age.
 

About Barbara Kellerman

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Barbara Kellerman, Ph.D., is the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She has served as both founding executive director and research director for the Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership. Kellerman has written articles appearing in "The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times," and "Harvard Business Review.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by HarperBusiness. 256 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Feb 15 2012

Kellerman’s honest and astute critique makes it clear that the gurus in her own field have work to do if they want to remain relevant.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
Feb 20 2012

What type of leader the modern age requires is an interesting question that Kellerman flirts with, but never directly addresses, almost as if the book itself were subject to the directionless malaise it describes.

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Leading Blog

Excellent
Reviewed by Michael McKinney on Jun 15 2012

The End of Leadership is a vitally important book that every leader/follower should read and consider

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Canadian Business

Below average
Reviewed by Matt O'Grady on Apr 16 2012

It’s hard to believe that an author who has made a career of the “leadership” racket... would now be calling for its end.

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NZ Management Magazine

Excellent
Reviewed by Reg Birchfield on Jun 01 2012

I found Kellerman’s latest book The End of Leadership strangely liberating, smugly reassuring and both refreshingly honest and starkly obvious.

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Human Capital Review

Excellent

"The End of Leadership" takes on all these questions and then some--making it necessary reading for business, political, and community leaders alike.

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