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The end of leadership

Author: Barbara Kellerman
Publisher: New York : Harper Business, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"One of our foremost leadership experts dismantles obsolete assumptions and stimulates a new conversation about leadership in the twenty-first century. Becoming a leader has become a mantra. The explosive growth of the 'leadership industry' is based on the belief that leading is a path to power and money, a medium for achievement, and a mechanism for creating change. But there are other, parallel truths: that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Kellerman
ISBN: 9780062069160 0062069160
OCLC Number: 733223913
Description: xxii, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Twenty-first-century leadership, and followership --
Part 1. Power shift : Historical trajectory: lessening power --
Cultural constraints: leveling the playing field --
Technological imperatives: losing control --
Part 2. Shifting sands : Social contract: undermining the understanding --
American experience: downgrading leaders --
Worldwide momentum: upgrading followers --
Part 3. Paradigm shift : Leadership industry: leading as mantra --
Leadership complete: leading in time.
Responsibility: Barbara Kellerman.

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Over the years, leadership has become a mantra in our culture - a path to power and money, a road to personal and professional success, and a mechanism for creating change that has spawned its own  Read more...

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A well-written chronicle of the evolution and devolution of the leadership profession and a substantiated indictment of the leadership development industry.Essential.--Choice Reviews Online

 
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