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Silver Medal Winner, Business and Leadership, 2012 NautilusBook Awards

Almost 70% of Americans believe that we are suffering from acrisis of leadership, but rather than asking, why are leadersfailing, we need to ask, "Why aren't we choosing betterleaders?"

Ever wonder what goes on behind closed board room doors whenorganizations pick their top leaders? It can be a contentious,secretive, even brutal process. Most of our leaders look good onpaper—they have charisma, credentials, andconfidence—yet they lack the real qualities that arenecessary to succeed. In Why Are We Bad at Picking GoodLeaders?, Cohn and Moran share the same insights and ideas theyuse to help organizations make better choices. Revealing sevenessential attributes of all great leaders, they offer a fresh andpowerful evaluation technique anyone can use to assess leaderpotential.

Through dynamic, first-hand accounts from the business world,entertainment, sports, politics, education, and philanthropy, theauthors offer the ultimate insider access and reveal how toporganizations find and choose the best talent.

  • Offers multiple ways to evaluate leaders, and how these 7leadership attributes combine to create the best (and worst) inleaders
  • Features interviews with with Mike Krzyzewski, Coach, 2008 USMen's Olympic Basketball team, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon; GeorgeSteinbrenner, Scott Davis, CEO of UPS; Peter Loscher, CEO ofSiemens; Toby Cosgrove, CEO, Cleveland Clinic; Hollywood moviedirectors, and many others
  • Includes academic study and field training at institutions suchas Harvard, Yale, INSEAD, and IMD for developing futureleaders.

Fresh and compelling, Why Are We Bad at Picking GoodLeaders? shows how great leaders can be spotted and why theysucceed – and is soon to the definitive resource guide forabout choosing better leaders.

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