Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders? A Better Way to Evaluate Leadership Potential

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Sinopsis

Most people don't understand what it takes to get ahead.  They don't understand what leadership means or how their organizations make leadership decisions. As a result, they feel lost. A sense of frustration creeps into their careers, communities and personal ambitions. This new book from two of the top names in leadership and succession planning will help those who struggle with understanding "leadership." Through Cohn courage, and vision. While many top managers and aspiring executives excel in one or several of these areas, great, lasting leaders have an integrated approach to all. Why Are We Bad At Picking Good Leaders? incorporates exciting, first-hand stories taken from the real leadership challenges of some of today's most recognizable names: people like Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, Bono's RED campaign, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Hollywood director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), and dozens more. Their stories bring the attributes to life and will help readers understand what words like "empathy" or "authenticity" or "passion" mean in the context of effective leadership.  These stories are original accounts gathered by the authors especially for this book. The overall result is an entertaining read that explains leadership in a fresh and original way, one that offers the unique, insider access to closed conference rooms in top corporations; the thoughtful knowledge of the world's top academics and thought leaders, and the entertining stories of celebrities from all areas of business, sports, and entertainment. This is a comprehensive look, at how to find, create, and regonize great leaders, where all essential attributes of great leaders are explained in one book.

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