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

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<p><b>Silver Medal Winner, Business and Leadership, 2012 Nautilus Book Awards</b></p> <p><b>Almost 70% 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?”</b></p> <p>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. In <i>Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders?</i>, Cohn and Moran 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <ul> <li>Offers multiple ways to evaluate leaders, and how these 7 leadership attributes combine to create the best (and worst) in leaders</li> <li>Features interviews with with Mike Krzyzewski, Coach, 2008 US Men’s Olympic Basketball team, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon; George Steinbrenner, Scott Davis, CEO of UPS; Peter Loscher, CEO of Siemens; Toby Cosgrove, CEO, Cleveland Clinic; Hollywood movie directors, and many others</li> <li>Includes academic study and field training at institutions such as Harvard, Yale, INSEAD, and IMD for developing future leaders<b>.</b></li> </ul> <p>Fresh and compelling, <i>Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders?</i> shows how great leaders can be spotted and why they succeed – and is soon to the definitive resource guide for about choosing better leaders.</p>

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