Barbara Kellerman

Barbara Kellerman
Senior Visiting Scholar, Research Center for Leadership in Action (NYU Wagner); James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Barbara Kellerman’s research focuses on leadership and followership. Her most recent
publications include: Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters;
Followership: How Followers are Creating Change and Changing Leaders; Leadership:
Essential Selections on Power, Authority, and Influence; and The End of Leadership.
She was the Founding Executive Director of the Kennedy School’s Center for Public
Leadership, served as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Fairleigh Dickinson,
and has been Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership at the
University of Maryland. Kellerman has served on the Advisory Board of the Leadership
Research Network, on the Advisory Panel of the White House Leadership Project Report,
on the editorial Board of Leadership Quarterly, and on the Publications Committee of
the International Leadership Association. She received the 2010 National Management
Association’s Wilbur M. McFeeley award for her pioneering work in leadership and
followership. Currently, she is on the Brookings Institution Leadership Advisory Board.
She speaks to audiences around the world, frequently appears in the media, and
blogs regularly at