By Jeffrey Pfeffer
Harper Business, 259 pages, $36.99
If you think that much of what you read and hear from leadership gurus is BS, you have a supporter in Jeffrey Pfeffer. At first glance he’s an unlikely backer since he’s a leadership guru himself. But he’s a professor of organizational behaviour at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a fierce advocate of evidence-based management, as exemplified in his incisive book Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense, co-written with colleague Robert Sutton, and his newest work, brashly titled, Leadership BS.