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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 with practical examples and advice for improving management, Leadership BS encourages listeners to accept the truth and then use facts to change themselves and the world for the better.
©2015 Jeffrey Pfeffer (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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By Arun Dhulipala on 09-24-16

Excellent Controversial book

Excellent narration and great book on pointing out the controversies of all the leaders.

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By Andre Fontenele on 03-23-16

Excellent down to earth ideas

I started the book with great hesitation: is it just a cynic preaching cynicism? No. It is a book on the realities of life and what you will have to face if you want to climb certain highs. It seems that the only way to avoid these problems is thru entrepreneurship... And still, be mindful of the coup... Very good book, excellent narration .

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By Mark James Gatto on 09-30-16

I'm converted!

An excellent appraisal of the truths and realities which the leadership industry fails to account for. This book will open your mind to the way things are and what you need to do about it.

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