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a rather provocative title coming next….

Back into the swing of things with a rather provocative title coming next….

The March gathering had the privilege of deciding which book to read next. We considered the shortlist for the Chartered Management Institute Business Book of the Year 2020 and decided upon two books.

On April 14th at 1930 we will discuss:

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic - Harvard Business Review Press

'In this timely and provocative book, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic asks two powerful questions: Why is it so easy for incompetent men to become leaders? And why is it so hard for competent people--especially competent women--to advance?

Marshalling decades of rigorous research, Chamorro-Premuzic points out that although men make up a majority of leaders, they underperform when compared with female leaders. In fact, most organizations equate leadership potential with a handful of destructive personality traits, like overconfidence and narcissism. In other words, these traits may help someone get selected for a leadership role, but they backfire once the person has the job.'

And on May 12th we will discuss:


Ong Boon Hwee & Mark Goyder - World Scientific Publishing

'Our system of wealth creation is at a crossroads. It has contributed to economic and social progress. Yet it has also fuelled many problems from climate impacts, and air pollution, to digital manipulation and the invasion of privacy. In many parts of the world, there are demands for government action to restrain greed, irresponsibility and short-termism.

But what about positive solutions? How do we define the contributions that we all want business and investment to make? That is the challenge to which Ong Boon Hwee and Mark Goyder respond.'

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