Episode 23: Jeff Pfeffer – Leadership BS
Is it possible for leaders to be authentic? Stanford Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, doesn’t think so. And he is a person who speaks his mind, as evidenced by the title of his latest book: Leadership BS. On this episode, Jeff and I discuss (and debate) whether leadership development works, whether lying is a useful leadership trait, and whether the goals of the individual employee, the goals of the leader, and the goals of the shareholders could ever be in balance, or if everyone would always be at odds with one another.
- “You have no idea whether you are getting better or worse.” @JeffreyPfeffer
- What does “authentic” leadership mean – and is it necessary? @JeffreyPfeffer and @peterbregman explore on the #podcast.
Book: Leadership BS
Bio: Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of 15 books and more than 150 articles and book chapters. Pfeffer has presented seminars in 38 countries throughout the world.
Peter Bregman is CEO of Bregman Partners, a company that strengthens leadership in people and in organizations through programs (including the Bregman Leadership Intensive), coaching, and as a consultant to CEOs and their leadership teams. Best-selling author of 18 Minutes, his most recent book is Four Seconds. To receive an email when he posts, click here.