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Why do so many incompetent men become leaders?, (and how to fix it), Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Why do so many incompetent men become leaders?, (and how to fix it), Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-201) and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Why do so many incompetent men become leaders?
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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Sub title
(and how to fix it)
In this provocative book, author Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic connects the dots and asks a powerful question: what if the reason for the lack of women at the top--and the presence of so many incompetent leaders who also happen to be men--is not that there are too many obstacles slowing women's advancement, but that there aren't enough career-testing obstacles for men? Marshalling decades of rigorous research on leadership to build his case, Chamorro-Premuzic points out that although women make up a minority of leaders, female leaders are often rated by both bosses and subordinates as more competent than their male peers. At the same time, most organizations continue to equate leadership potential with a handful of personality traits, like overconfidence and narcissism, that don't correlate with success. In other words, these traits may help people get nominated to leadership roles, but they backfire once the individual has the job.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Why most leaders are inept -- Confidence disguised as competence -- Why bad guys win -- The charisma myth -- The female advantage -- What good leaders look like -- Learning to distrust our instincts -- How leaders get better -- Measuring a leader's impact
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