Barbara Kellerman

The Event

Barbara Kellerman

The End of Leadership

13 May 2013

Barbara KellermanWho will lead? The question has been asked by humans since time began. Alexander, Napoleon, George Washington, Henry Ford, Steve Jobs…history is an endless succession of people who purport to know the way, and of others willing to follow. But things are different now. Barbara Kellerman of Harvard, an expert on leadership, says in The End of Leadership that we’ve reached an unprecedented place, where leaders are not trusted, not revered, not followed. That holds in politics and the corporate world. What to do? Kellerman says we need a new understanding of how change happens, and systems that are more democratic and collaborative. Join us for an evening that explores the future of society and business.

In cooperation with ING


The Speaker:

Barbara Kellerman is a professor of public leadership, currently at Harvard University‘s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Previously, she was a professor at Fordham, Tufts, Fairleigh Dickinson, George Washington, and Uppsala universities and Dartmouth College. She was one of the founders of the International Leadership Association.[1]

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Kellerman’s website

Harvard Kennedy School Profile

Kellerman writing for the Harvard Business School Review

Sample the Book at HarperCollinsPublishers

Harvard Kennedy School Interview:



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