Leadership BS

Leadership BS


The author of Power, Stanford business school professor, and a leading management thinker offers a hard-hitting dissection of the leadership industry and ways to make workplaces and careers work better.

The leadership enterprise is enormous, with billions of dollars, thousands of books, and hundreds of thousands of blogs and talks focused on improving leaders. But what we see worldwide is employee disengagement, high levels of leader turnover and career derailment, and failed leadership development efforts.

In Leadership BS, Jeffrey Pfeffer shines a bright light on the leadership industry, showing why it’s failing and how it might be remade. He sets the record straight on the oft-made prescriptions for leaders to be honest, authentic, and modest, tell the truth, build trust, and take care of others. By calling BS on so many of the stories and myths of leadership, he gives people a more scientific look at the evidence and better information to guide their careers.

Rooted in social science, and will practical examples and advice for improving management, Leadership BS encourages readers to accept the truth and then use facts to change themselves and the world for the better.

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  • 001 Leadership BS
    Duration: 41s
  • 002 Preface
    Duration: 07min
  • 003 Introduction
    Duration: 01h12min
  • 004 Chapter 01
    Duration: 01h01min
  • 005 Chapter 02
    Duration: 44min
  • 006 Chapter 03
    Duration: 38min
  • 007 Chapter 04
    Duration: 58min
  • 008 Chapter 05
    Duration: 45min
  • 009 Chapter 06
    Duration: 33min
  • 010 Chapter 07
    Duration: 46min
  • 011 Chapter 08
    Duration: 59min
  • 012 Credits
    Duration: 01min
  • sample
    Duration: 01min