Bad Leadership has ratings and 12 reviews. Michael said: But, according to Barbara Kellerman, this assumption is dangerously naive. A provocative. 9/27/ Leaders and followers are often locked in a complicated dance, says Barbara Kellerman, author of the new book Bad Leadership and a research. Bad Leadership by Barbara Kellerman. Review by Simon Caudwell ‘The human animal resembles the baboon,’ says Kellerman (, xiv). She argues (p4) that.

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She served as the Center’s Executive Director from Meeker came to believe that the history of markets was irrelevant to the “New Economy. Her baf chapter provides self-help checklists of correctives for leaders and for followers, but these too are disappointing, having the feel of ad hoc summaries of accumulated leadership truisms. Darren Womacks rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Start reading Bad Leadership on your Kindle in under a minute. Reyna Johnson rated it really liked it Jan 28, Kellerman’s writing is fantastically frank.

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

Curiously, counterintuitively, bad leaders are more similar to good leaders than they are different. The stories, and Kellerman’s final section of correctives, are complex and nuanced; there are no easy answers. She first argues that too many of us, inundanted with optimistic, often business-oriented books about leadership, assume, erroneously, that leadership is somehow synonymous with goodness and virtue.


The book by combining an array of bad leadership examples provides an authoritative look at this darker side of the workplace making it a good source of examples.

Some of the CEOs she mentions were unexpected and their own downfall all led to their own personal motives.

Granted, this book is more a compilation of research and historical reference to demonstrate a point, more than it is revelatory; but having the information assembled in this way offered a refined perspective on how bad leadership comes to be.

She concludes by prescribing corrective measures. The key questions then are: But we have seen that acquiring and sustaining such virtues is hard.

Showing of 27 reviews. High-level cabinet members, prominent legislators and barbaara nation as a whole share the blame for the Clinton administration’s failure to intervene in Rwanda’s genocide.

Beware the Bad Leader

Eric Webb rated it it was amazing Aug 08, Almost all leadership books focus on good leadership. A Guide for Members and Leaders. Trivia About Bad Leadership: Read reviews that mention bad leadership dark side bad leaders bill clinton unwilling to adapt skill to sustain health and welfare information or changing lacks self-control effective action sustain effective adapt to new ideas new new ideas new information leaders and followers bad leader side of leadership leadership book good leaders.


If Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the prime minister of India, and General Pervez Musharraf, the president of Pakistan, have the imagination to break from the past and restart peace talks between their two countries, then Clinton could have helped to create a resolution to the crisis in Rwanda. This is a danger.

Beware the Bad Leader – HBS Working Knowledge – Harvard Business School

The book also illuminates the critical role of followers, revealing how they collaborate with, and sometimes even cause, bad leadership. The only thing I found challenging was the repetition, especially in the final chapters of the book. Other editions – View all Bad Leadership: Erica Schwartz rated it liked it Mar 31, Get real, and stay real.

For example, the International Olympic Committee is faulted as much as its former president for scandals and commercialism that have sometimes undermined the games. Her speech, based on her book Bad Leadership, was precise and purposeful.

Like bad leaders, bad followers fall into several different groups.