Everyone talks about leadership, but its real meaning is becoming more and more obscure. Today we define leaders in terms of how they seem, not their judgment and what they're able to do. The result has been the failure of leadership at a time when the world needs all the good leaders we can find. We now face choices that will define the fate of generations to come and need urgently to rethink the role of leadership in order to do this. In The Cult of the Leader Chris Bones argues that in order to rebuild trust and confidence, we need to redefine talent, revalue experience and reconsider remuneration. Only by doing this, will be come to a realistic appreciation of what leaders can and can't do. This is a groundbreaking and highly provocative book.