Summary

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 Mark James Gatto on 30-09-16

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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By T. Danylak on 13-12-17

Probably the best book ever written on leadership

I long felt cynical about leadership in general and was always sceptical about the stories of inspirational leaders. This book have provide me with evidence and data to back up my conclusions.

We need a new look at how leaders are taught.

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By Arun Dhulipala on 24-09-16

Excellent Controversial book

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

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