Description Including Abstract(s) & Bio(s) (if available) for Concurrent Session#
Session Type: Presentation Accepted by Track(s): Scholarship Time Allotted: 60
THE END OF LEADERSHIP--AS WE KNEW IT
Description: The author of the recent book, The End of Leadership, will explore the dichotomy between the explosive growth of the "leadership industry" on the one hand, and the deepening disdain for leaders on the other. The focus will be on two aspects of the current circumstance. The first is on change—on how and why leadership and followership have evolved over time, especially in the last 40 years—and the second is on the leadership industry itself. The presentation will raise questions about leadership as a scholarly pursuit, leadership as a pedagogy of practice, and the metrics providing evidence that leadership can be learned. Finally, the session will focus collective consideration on how leadership and followership ought to be taught in this second decade of the 21st century.