Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

By Fouad Bendris

Here are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced stereotypes, that prevents women from accessing the ranks of power. Conservatives and chauvinists tend to endorse the first; liberals and feminists prefer the third; and those somewhere in the middle are usually drawn to the second. But what if they all missed the big picture?

Fouad Bendris’s insight:
The real gender issue isn’t a lack of qualified women, but a surplus of unqualified men ;()

Source:: Strategy & Governance

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