Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?
How to identify a bad leader and make them improve
Is our boss incompetent? Are our politicians incapable? In Why do so many incompetent men become leaders?, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic analyzes the traits that drive so many incompetent men to the top to explain why this is not just an opinion. The solution? To promote more women leaders by changing our selection criteria. If we focus on the qualities that characterize a good leader, without being blinded by personal charisma, we will achieve more equality and improve the quality of our leadership.
Many useful tips to:
- Understand why women are often discriminated against in the allocation of leadership positions.
- Analyze the processes that result in the selection of inept people for leadership roles.
- Assess the changes needed to ensure a leadership class that is more inclusive of women, as well as more competent and effective.
Why so many incompetent leaders are men
It is no secret that many people do not regard their leaders highly. We see our executives as incompetent and our politicians incapable. Another visible phenomenon is gender inequality in leadership positions. Although women represent 44% of the workforce, the higher up the hierarchy we go, the more we face inequality: only 6% of women are CEOs.
What if there were a relationship between these two phenomena? If more women were leaders, would the quality of leadership improve? To answer these questions, we have to analyze the causes of both phenomena. We have to understand why the leaders we elect are increasingly more inept in carrying out their role and why there are so few women who reach these positions. Our goal should be to increase the percentage of women leaders as well as improve our managers. It is time to deal with these two problems, using a solution based on a new point of view.
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