Wednesday, May 6, 2020
TED Talk: OH YOU MEN (video)
T. Chamorro-Premuzic (TEDx, 3/26/19); Ashley Wells, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Why do so many incompetent men become leaders?
There is a pathological mismatch between the qualities that seduce us in a leader and those that are needed to be an effective leader.
Based on research on the psychology of leadership, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic shows that if leaders were selected on competence rather than confidence, humility rather than charisma, and integrity rather than narcissism, we would end up with more competent leaders and also more female leaders.
In fact, he argues, the main obstacle preventing competent women from becoming leaders is the lack of career obstacles for incompetent men.
Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development, and people analytics. He is the chief talent scientist at Manpower Group, co-founder and CEO of DeeperSignals and Metaprofiling, and professor of business psychology at both University College London and Columbia University. He has previously held academic positions at New York University and the London School of Economics and lectured at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, London Business School, Johns Hopkins, IMD, and INSEAD, as well as being the CEO at Hogan Assessment Systems. He has published ten books and over 150 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation. His work has received awards by the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, to which he is a fellow.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx.