Follow the Leader?

Barbara Kellerman on the Rise of the Follower

Follow the Leader

In Squaring Off, Zócalo invites authors into the public square to answer five questions about the essence of their books. For this round, we talk to Harvard University public leadership scholar Barbara Kellerman, author of The End of Leadership (HarperCollins).

Kellerman argues that our 21st century leaders are failing the public-and, in the wake of this vacuum, their followers have gained more influence than ever before. Meanwhile, the contemporary “leadership” industry is only compounding the problem.

1) What can officially appointed leaders learn from leaders like reality TV stars, who draw their …

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