Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic on why incompetent men become leaders

In this episode, Julia welcomes her first male guest to the podcast – Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, organisational psychologist and author of Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (And How to Fix It). They discuss how Tomas’ Argentinian, military-based background inspired his passion for understanding how individuals and organisations manage and select leaders, and how we have a tendency to be seduced by stereotypically masculine traits – such as perceived confidence – at the expense of competence. So what makes a good leader, and how can we make better, fairer selections? As Tomas explains, the key lies in fixing the system.


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