Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:08 pm on 21 May 2019

Here's a crazy idea: people should be promoted to leadership roles in politics and in business based on talent. Simple enough, right?  But Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic says far too often we put people in charge based on qualities that have nothing to do with ability. And when he says people he means men.  

Dr Tomas is a professor of business psychology and chief talent scientist at a major recruiting company.  He unapologetically says women have the traits that make good leaders, like  empathy and impulse control, but we put too much stock in traits men deploy a lot  like charisma and confidence. His new book is called Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? 

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Photo: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

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