The Cult of the Leader
IN THIS SUMMARY
In The Cult of the Leader, Christopher Bones argues that the cult that now surrounds leadership and leader development is dangerous, not just for business but for all of society. According to Bones, modern leaders are typically egoistic, surrounded by people created in their own image, unaware of their faults and biases, and driven mostly by the need to boost their self-image. Society has wrongly lionized CEOs. Instead of ranking how companies perform, society focuses on the CEOs as if those leaders are the defining differentiators without which the company would soon fail. Bones explores how society found itself at this crisis of confidence in its leaders and suggests what can be done to transform the public’s perception of leaders in today’s organizations.