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Evaluation

Barbara Kellerman.

in Professionalizing Leadership

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business Strategy; Political Economy. 9432 words.

While most leadership experts seem satisfied with the leadership industry, some are not. Some argue that the industry has not only failed to develop better leaders but has made things...

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Future

Barbara Kellerman.

in Professionalizing Leadership

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business Strategy; Political Economy. 9345 words.

The chapter moves from where learning to lead was and is, to where it could go. It explores three domains to which attention must be paid. First is meaning-making—specifically the meaning...

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Inclusion

Barbara Kellerman.

in Professionalizing Leadership

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business Strategy; Political Economy. 9769 words.

The chapter argues that leadership has stayed stuck in part because leadership experts and educators typically confine themselves to a singularly small space. They focus on the leader to...

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Introduction

Barbara Kellerman.

in Professionalizing Leadership

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business Strategy; Political Economy. 4196 words.

The chapter sets the stage for a sharply critical look at the leadership pedagogy that characterizes the leadership industry. It reminds the reader of how trust in leaders, in all leaders,...

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Occupation

Barbara Kellerman.

in Professionalizing Leadership

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business Strategy; Political Economy. 8914 words.

Given that leadership remains an occupation, the chapter explores the nature of occupations. It asks what it is about the exercise of leadership that makes us think it can be learned...

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Past

Barbara Kellerman.

in Professionalizing Leadership

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business Strategy; Political Economy. 10743 words.

The chapter focuses on how leadership was taught in the distant and recent past. The first section is on five of the greatest leadership teachers ever—Lao-tzu, Confucius, Plato, Plutarch,...

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Present

Barbara Kellerman.

in Professionalizing Leadership

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business Strategy; Political Economy. 9912 words.

By the 1980s the leadership industry had gone from incipient to entering a period of rapid growth that has not slowed. In fact, it still accelerates beyond anyone’s early imaginings....

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Profession

Barbara Kellerman.

in Professionalizing Leadership

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business Strategy; Political Economy. 8416 words.

The chapter explores how a profession is different from an occupation and how an area of human endeavor evolves from an occupation to a profession. More particularly, it asks why the effort...

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Professionalization

Barbara Kellerman.

in Professionalizing Leadership

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business Strategy; Political Economy. 9357 words.

This final chapter reminds readers that the book is based on three fundamental assumptions. First, the leadership industry does not take sufficiently seriously its responsibility for...

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Professionalizing Leadership

Barbara Kellerman.

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Business Strategy; Political Economy. 216 pages.

Leadership is an occupation—not a profession. Why is this? Why have medicine and law evolved into professions that require extended periods of education, training, and development, but not...

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