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The End of Leadership

One of the best books I've read recently is Barbara Kellerman's, "The End of Leadership."  While it may not interest a large population, those of us in the leadership development movement will likely be a bit shaken by her scathing predictions.  Kellerman, a professor at Harvard's respected Kennedy School of Government, offers a powerful overview of the leadership development industry and its current inability to significantly improve the lot of effective and ethical leading.  I enjoyed corresponding with Barbara, after underlining so much content and realizing that my midlife transition toward getting to leaders while they're moldable vs. moldy is a summation that the leadership industry, while popular and powerful, isn't doing its job. While the US alone invests an estimated $5 billion (yes, that's with a "B") annually in leadership development, the evolution of society has transcended most books and programs.  Although my own doctoral