Julie (juliesmagicmoon) wrote in indie_thinkers,

Bad Leadership

In this political season we're looking for strong leadership. There is a huge industry in teaching people how to be good leaders. So why is there so much bad leadership? Why do bad leaders succeed in getting followers to go along with their vision? What is a bad leader? Someone who is immoral or unethical? Someone who is incompetent? In her new book Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters</i> Barbara Kellerman of the Kennedy School at Harvard writes that we can learn a lot from studying bad leaders, yet we don't. We'll talk with Kellerman about why ignoring bad leaders leads us astray, and how learning more about what makes them bad can lead to better leadership.

Sorry for the late posting, but I just got this moments ago and I'm re-posting it here for all to see. I did not create the content, nor have I heard the program yet.

Resources: (Note: Neither KUOW or Julie review or control the content at the following Web sites, nor do we endorse any of the content.)
Bad Leadership book review
Bad Leadership on Amazon
Harvard Business School Article: Good Charisma, Bad Business (PDF File)
Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Barbara Kellerman, Research Director of the Center for Public Leadership and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and Author of Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters

Tuesday, October 12, 2004
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