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Leadership BS : Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time

Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"'The leadership industry has failed,' charges Stanford Business School professor Pfeffer in this lively critique of a professional discipline driven, according to him, not by wisdom or a desire to foster leadership, but by money. Its precepts, he writes, are 'based more on hope than reality, on wishes rather than data, on beliefs instead of science.' Pfeffer sets out to help his readers rethink leadership by  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Pfeffer
ISBN: 0062383167 9780062383167
OCLC Number: 899226635
Description: x, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Things Are Bad--Here's Why --
Why Inspiration and Fables Cause Problems and Fix Nothing --
Modesty: Why Leaders Aren't --
Authenticity: Misunderstood and Overrated --
Should Leaders Tell the Truth--and Do They? --
Trust: Where Did It Go, and Why? --
Why Leaders "Eat" First --
Take Care of Yourself --
Fixing Leadership Failure: You Can Handle the Truth.
Other Titles: Leadership bullshit
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"'The leadership industry has failed,' charges Stanford Business School professor Pfeffer in this lively critique of a professional discipline driven, according to him, not by wisdom or a desire to foster leadership, but by money. Its precepts, he writes, are 'based more on hope than reality, on wishes rather than data, on beliefs instead of science.' Pfeffer sets out to help his readers rethink leadership by focusing on the root causes of failures in business leadership. Pfeffer counsels readers to look away from the 'inspiration and fables' that glut the market, and to accept that some of those truisms are fallible: authenticity can be overrated, and honesty is not always the best policy for leaders. Pfeffer has taken on an ambitious project, given the uniformity of current thinking on business success, but his bluntness should go a long way toward slaughtering the sacred cows of the leadership industry." --Publishers Weekly.

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