“Want to be an expert on leadership? You could get training and exposure to the relevant research literature, but it’s not necessary. If you’re persuasive enough, articulate enough, or attractive enough, if you have an interesting enough, uplifting story or some combination of these traits, you are or can be a very successful leadership blogger, speaker, and consultant – whether or not you have ever read let alone contributed to, any of the relevant social science on the topic.” (p. ix)
Pfeffer, J. (2015). Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time. New York: Harper Business.