• No Comments

INCOMPETENT The leader and at least some followers lack the will or skill (or both) to sustain effective action. With regard to at least one important leadership. A provocative departure from conventional thinking, Bad Leadership Barbara Kellerman is research director of the Center for Public Leadership and a lecturer . Bad Leadership has ratings and 12 reviews. Michael said: But, according to Barbara Kellerman, this assumption is dangerously naive. A provocative.

Author: Meztir Taugul
Country: Benin
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Relationship
Published (Last): 8 June 2014
Pages: 486
PDF File Size: 17.64 Mb
ePub File Size: 10.81 Mb
ISBN: 397-4-64116-166-8
Downloads: 59750
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Doulmaran

But, according to Barbara Kellerman, this Open Preview See a Problem? Every leader named in this book would have benefited from tough love.

Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters by Barbara Kellerman

Marion Barry is an egregious example of a leader whose physical and mental health was impaired throughout most of his time in leadwrship office. May 10, Maxo Marc rated it it was amazing. It’s hard, and sometimes risky. Reprinted with permission of Harvard Business School Press. User Review – Flag as inappropriate The concepts of this book where outstanding and informative.

But, according to Barbara Kellerman, this assumption is dangerously naive.

There are, however, a few truths that apply in every case. Trivia About Bad Leadership: Return to Book Page. Refresh and try again.


Dec 15, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: An interesting book that details 7 types of bad keklerman and ends up with some practical pieces of advice about how to stop or slow bad leadership from the point of view of both leaders and followers. This is a good history lesson on bad leadership. Some managers are high up the corporate ladder, and therefore have options different from those available to managers lower down the hierarchy.

Samaranch ruled the Olympic movement as if it were his own fiefdom. Could have been pages and been effective Had some interesting points in it.

Beware the Bad Leader

Jack Oughton rated it it was ok Jan 23, kellermaj She served as the Center’s Executive Director from Anyone not living in a cave can see that bad leadership is as ubiquitous as it is insidious. Ronald 1 Frei, Frances X. Jan 19, Sandra rated it liked it.

Similarly, Al Dunlap was a corporate tyrant who brought Sunbeam down at least in part because of his refusal to work with others in any meaningful way. I read this book after hearing Barbara Kellerman speak at a conference.

Sarah Miller rated it liked it Mar 27, How is Saddam Hussein like Tony Blair? Drawing on high-profile, contemporary examples–from Mary Meeker to David Koresh, Bill Clinton to Radovan Karadzic, Al Dunlap to Leona Helmsley–Kellerman explores seven primary types of bad leadership and dissects why and how leaders cross the line from good to bad.


When he came into office Clinton knew that his strength was domestic policy and his weakness was foreign policy. They are, or were, leaders. I appreciated her candid presentation then, and I enjoyed that same candor in her writing. Kathryn rated it did not like it Oct 09, The author uses various examples on what makes a bad leader.

Am hopeful that it does have a use. But we have seen that acquiring and sustaining such virtues is hard. To understand what is good leadership, we need to explore its “dark side”, or bad leadership. This is a danger. To this end, and after looking at hundreds of cases of bad leadership, I describe what I came to decipher as seven different types of bad leadership. Or Kenneth Lay like Lou Gerstner? This is to say that like good leaders, bad leaders are generally characterized by traits such as intelligence, a high level of energy, a strong drive for power and achievement, decisiveness, and determination.