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Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer Narrator: Mike Chamberlain Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9780062424853
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The author of Power, Stanford business school professor, and a leading management thinker offers a hard-hitting dissection of the leadership industry and ways to make workplaces and careers work better.

The leadership enterprise is enormous, with billions of dollars, thousands of books, and hundreds of thousands of blogs and talks focused on improving leaders. But what we see worldwide is employee disengagement, high levels of leader turnover and career derailment, and failed leadership development efforts.

In Leadership BS, Jeffrey Pfeffer shines a bright light on the leadership industry, showing why it’s failing and how it might be remade. He sets the record straight on the oft-made prescriptions for leaders to be honest, authentic, and modest, tell the truth, build trust, and take care of others. By calling BS on so many of the stories and myths of leadership, he gives people a more scientific look at the evidence and better information to guide their careers.

Rooted in social science, and will practical examples and advice for improving management, Leadership BS encourages readers to accept the truth and then use facts to change themselves and the world for the better.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jeffrey Pfeffer stands as one of the great management thinkers of our time, dedicated to the question of how power can be harnessed to make organizations more humane. Here, in this important work, he challenges us to embrace a Hippocratic oath of leadership: first do no harm. Diagnostic and prescriptive, passionate and incisive, provocative and inspired—Pfeffer yet again makes a noble contribution.”

    Jim Collins, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Provocative…Pfeffer convincingly argues that we consistently give the wrong people power—and even when we get it right, authenticity is a recipe for disaster.”

    Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author

  • “As bracing as a splash of cold water, Leadership BS is at once a scathing indictment of the ‘leadership industry’ and a roadmap to success. Pfeffer dismantles the jargon-filled aphorisms of conventional leadership, replacing them with fact-based prescriptions for how to succeed.”

    Laszlo Bock, SVP of people operations, Google

  • “In this must-read book, Pfeffer exposes the gap between what we’re told we should do to be leaders and what successful leaders actually do to climb the career ladder.”

    Keith Ferrazzi, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Pfeffer has taken on an ambitious project, given the uniformity of current thinking on business success, but his bluntness should go a long way toward slaughtering the sacred cows of the leadership industry. This is an entertaining and inspiring read for anyone looking to shake things up at work.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II professor of organizational behavior at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or coauthor of thirteen books, and he has also held visiting professorships at the Harvard Business School, London Business School, IESE Business School in Spain, and other institutions.

About the Narrator

Mike Chamberlain is an actor and voice-over performer in Los Angeles whose audiobook narration has won five AudioFile Earphones Awards. His voice credits range from radio commercials and television narration to animation and video game characters. Stage trained at Boston College, he has performed works from Shakespeare and the classics to contemporary drama and comedy.