Book Why are we bad at picking good leaders : a better way to evaluate leadership potential / Jeffrey Cohn, Jay Moran.
Associated Name: Moran, Jay, 1968-
Publication year: 2011.
Call Number HD38.2 .C64 2011
Media class: Book
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780470601945 0470601949 9781118062203 1118062205 9781118062197- 1118062191- 9781118062180- 1118062183-
Extent: v, 279 p. ; 24 cm.
Almost 80% of Americans believe that we are suffering from a crisis of leadership, but rather than asking, why are leaders failing, we need to ask, "Why aren't we choosing better leaders?" Ever wonder what goes on behind closed board room doors when organizations pick their top leaders? It can be a contentious, secretive, even brutal process. Most of our leaders look good on paper--they have charisma, credentials, and confidence--yet they lack the real qualities that are necessary to succeed. The authors share the same insights and ideas they use to help organizations make better choices. Revealing seven essential attributes of all great leaders, they offer a fresh and powerful evaluation technique anyone can use to assess leader potential, spot great leaders, and why they succeed. Through dynamic, first-hand accounts from the business world, entertainment, sports, politics, education, and philanthropy, the authors offer the ultimate insider access and reveal how top organizations find and choose the best talent.
Integrity -- Empathy -- Emotional intelligence -- Vision -- Judgment -- Courage -- Passion -- A better way to choose leaders -- Commonly used (and misused) leadership terms -- The DNA of leadership competencies.