Author Archives: Richard A. Couto

8/15 — James MacGregor Burns: August 3, 1918 – July 15, 2014

In Memorium / August - November 2014

Richard A. Couto

James MacGregor Burns, Jim to everyone who knew whom outside of the pages of his prodigious scholarship, passed away in his sleep on July 15th, three weeks short of his 96th birthday. He had been in declining health for several years but maintained his scholarly engagement publishing four new books in the past five years!

It is his 1978 work, Leadership¸ that those of us in the field of leadership …

A Review of Barbara Kellerman, The End of Leadership

Book Reviews / August 2012

Kellerman, Barbara. The End of Leadership. (New York: Harper Business). 2012

Richard A. Couto

The End of Leadership“I think it’s the most important leadership book of the past decade.” With that, the editor handed off Barbara Kellerman’s latest book, The End of Leadership for me to review. I was already positively biased towards Kellerman’s work. She has been in the vanguard of leadership scholars since she began writing on the topic. She has pioneered in establishing the field …