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Choosing Leaders and Choosing to Lead: Science, Politics, and Intuition in Executive Selection


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In Choosing Leaders and Choosing to Lead, Douglas Board argues that we often choose badly when selecting for positions in or near the board room in organisations large and small, public and private. He explains why today's good HR practice, such as the use of competency frameworks, has transformed front-line and middle management selection, but fails at higher organisational altitudes. The author reviews and critically appraises contemporary practice in senior selection and offers insights from sociological and social ...