ILA Podcast

The End of Leadership Meets the Evolution of Leadership

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with Barbara Kellerman

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As part of the International Leadership Association (ILA) series, Barbara Kellerman, recently awarded the ILA’s lifetime achievement award, will discuss her thoughts on the end of leadership as well as her point of view about followers, leaders and contexts given our current environment. This rich conversation spanned topics from: 1. the end of leadership, 2. bad leadership and perspective antidotes, 3. how we as leaders think about followers and understand them, 4. how context informs effective leadership, 5. how leaders evaluate the environment to take effective action, 6. the current state of political leadership across the globe and some of the underlying trends. This conversation is a must listen for leaders trying to make sense of the current landscape in leadership and in organizations. Barbara’s insights will inspire your thinking about what you do as a leader and how you can improve your effectiveness.

About the Guest

headshot of LIfetime Achievement Barbara Kellerman

Barbara Kellerman is the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is Founding Executive Director of the School’s Center for Public Leadership. In 2016, she was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Leadership Association. She has written many books and articles about leadership and followership, most recently, Professionalizing Leadership, and (with Todd Pittinsky) Leaders Who Lust: Power, Money, Sex, Success, Legitimacy, Legacy.

Host Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf brings 30 years of experience and success in the fields of leadership, innovation, and technology. A regular contributor to, Metcalf has authored an award-winning book series on leadership and is the Founder & CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute. She is the host of an Innovating Leadership, a weekly international podcast that hit the airways in July 2015. As an ILA Fellow, Maureen partners with the International Leadership Associate on a series of global leadership podcasts within the show.