- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (1 March 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1633696324
- ISBN-13: 978-1633696327
- Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 21.1 x 2.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 363 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Advance Praise for Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (And How to Fix It)
Cindy Gallop, founder and CEO, IfWeRanTheWorld--
"The single most important book on leadership of our time. This insightful, innovative, original perspective is an absolute must-read for anyone who wants to identify the best leaders for their business and to be the best leaders they can be themselves--men and women alike. This book is now going to be my go-to gift for everyone I know, in business and in life."
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, bestselling author, Seven Steps to Leading a Gender-Balanced Business--
"This wonderful book illustrates how gender balance is a lever for higher business performance. A delightfully honest manifesto to transform traditional, underperforming, overconfident male standards of leadership into something that actually delivers, inspires, and engages. Brilliant and timely."
Barbara Kellerman, James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School--
"As the title--Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?--suggests, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has written a lively and provocative book. For anyone with an interest in leadership, and in gender differences as they might particularly pertain, the issues he raises and the conclusions he reaches will provide good grist for their collective mill."
About the Author
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is the Chief Talent Scientist at ManpowerGroup, a professor of business psychology at University College London and at Columbia University, and an associate at Harvard's Entrepreneurial Finance Lab.
Author social media/website info: drtomascp.com, @drtcp
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The author makes some good arguments about why some (maybe most) men are able to climb the career ladder. Without spoiling the book, I will say that I liked the emphasis on EQ, AI, and other methods that can be applied to select better leaders.
The problems I had with the book are Chamorro-Premuzic's references to "science" studies and Freudian concepts. You'll see these pop up as you're reading, so be skeptical when the author make certain assertions as being concrete facts. Also, there are some over generalizations throughout.