an ILA Leadership Perspectives webinar on September 29, 2010

Shooting an Elephant, or, Leadership – A Core CurriculumFeaturing Barbara Kellerman
About This Webinar: Is there a canon of literature essential to learning how to lead? Is there a literature which simply must be included in a leadership curriculum?In her recently published, Leadership: Essential Selections on Power, Authority, and Influence, Dr. Barbara Kellerman, of Harvard and Dartmouth, argues in the affirmative. Join us in this Leadership Perspectives webinar as Dr. Kellerman highlights the great leadership literature which ought to – though currently it does not – constitute the core of a leadership curriculum.

In Leadership, Kellerman outlines a core leadership curriculum in three parts: literature about leadership, literature as leadership, and literature by leaders. The first, literature about leadership, emerges from the writing of thinkers such as Confucius, Machiavelli, Mill, Weber, Freud, and, yes, Stanley Milgram. The second, literature as leadership, indentifies examples of writing which may be viewed as acts of leadership in their own right, such as contributions by Wollstonecraft, Paine, Marx, Engels, Fanon, Carson, and Singer. The third, literature by leaders, turns an eye to the words of leaders such as Elizabeth I, Lenin, Gandhi, Churchill, Mandela, and Havel.

Join us for this webinar as Dr. Kellerman provides running commentary on the great works and indicates how and why they changed the world forevermore – and ought to occupy a central place in any leadership curriculum. Participants of this webinar will also be entered to win a complimentary copy of her book.

Title:   Shooting an Elephant, or, Leadership – A Core Curriculum
Date:   Wednesday September 29, 2010
Time:   12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT


More Info:  Ashley Wollam at or 1.301.405.0804    



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