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?