Bad Leadership: Bad leaders and what they teach us
The financial crisis has abruptly toppled numbers of celebrated leaders from their pedestals. We don't like to call corruptible CEOs or tyrants leaders. But that's being naive. The dark side of leadership – from callousness and cruelty to outright corruption – is more than just a regrettable departure from the norm; it is diverse in its manifestations, ever-present and therefore the key to a better understanding of leadership.
At Food for thought 2.09, Harvard professor Barbara Kellerman will present a more honest and rounded view of leadership, citing notable examples from the current economic crisis. What specific mistakes have been made? What distinguishes corporate from political leaders? Prof. Kellerman will show when and why good leaders can turn into bad ones and the role their followers play.
Barbara Kellerman is a professor at the venerable Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. As one of the top 15 forward-looking thinkers on the subject of leadership, she is among the most influential experts in her field. Prof. Kellerman is in worldwide demand as a speaker and writes a weekly blog that enjoys a large following. She is held in great esteem as an author, and her book, "Bad Leadership", caused a big stir. Her latest work is "Leaders and Followers", which describes the relationship between leaders and those who work with them.
18.00 Welcome reception
18.15 Opening address
by David Bosshart, CEO, GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.
danach Vorspeise, gefolgt vom Tischgespräch
The starter is served, followed by table talk with Prof. Barbara Kellerman,
and then the main course and dessert.
ca. 22.00 End of event
Date 13 May 2009
Price One participant CHF 240 Two or more participants CHF 205 each
Participation fee The fee includes food and beverages (incl. VAT). It must be paid at least two weeks in advance of the event. For registration after this limit, we require a valid credit card number.
Cancellations If you are obliged to cancel, please do so in writing. Fees will be refunded on cancellation up to five full days prior to the event; on cancellation after this time, we shall be obliged to charge you the full amount. Substitute participants are welcome.
Changes to the programme The programme is subject to change. If the event does not take place, fees will be refunded. Further claims are ruled out.