I think most Americans will agree that 2017 has been a year of poor leadership. From our corporate leaders-to-the president, we’ve been watching a group of men trip over their own dicks.
I think most of us at one time or another have wondered why leadership positions are so often occupied by blowhards as opposed to calm, rational leaders?
I think this article from the Harvard Business Review sums up the reason why we’re so attracted to the overconfident asshole:
“This is consistent with the finding that leaderless groups have a natural tendency to elect self-centered, overconfident and narcissistic individuals as leaders, and that these personality characteristics are not equally common in men and women”
Click to read entire article: https://hbr.org/2013/08/why-do-so-many-incompetent-men