How To Be A Better Boss


It’s often said that your manager can make or break your experience at a job.

Unfortunately, it seems that almost everyone can recall working under a bad boss at least once in their career. How do so many bad leaders come into a position of power in the first place, and why do they remain there?

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Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, author of Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?: (And How to Fix It) (Harvard Business Review Press, March 2019), joined McKinsey’s Brooke Weddle and Bryan Hancock, as well as global editorial director Lucia Rahilly, to discuss why the traits that propel us to the top—narcissism, overconfidence, low EQ—seem to diverge so widely from those that make us great leaders.

Check out the McKinsey Talks Talent podcast episode and other insights to learn more about three kinds of capital, two types of narcissism, and one surprising trait that makes for a “best-case scenario.”