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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, often where they are interviewed.

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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, often where they are interviewed.

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Elevating Competent Leaders with Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

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Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Chief Talent Scientist at Manpower Group, argues many of our leaders are incompetent. Chamorro-Premuzic believes this is largely due to humans’ inability to distinguish between confidence and competence —  that is, how capable we think an individual is, compared to how capable they actually are. In this Talent Angle podcast interview, he explores why ineffective leaders are so often elevated, arguing that our judgment is too easily clouded by charisma and charm. For organizations looking to advance more effective leaders, he makes the case for promoting competence, humility and integrity.

Oct 27 2020 · 45mins
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A Conversation about Working in the New Normal, with Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

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Join us as we ask Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, ManpowerGroup’s Chief Talent Scientist, how employees can adapt to working in the New Normal. We discuss the new reality of being forced to work from home and how this is impacting productivity, work-life balance, emotional wellbeing, and career progression. What is the real, long-term impact that working from home is having on women’s careers? How important is trust and transparency from employers in a world where health, safety and wellbeing need to come first when returning to the workplace?

Hosts: Roberta Cucchiaro and Dominika Gałusa


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Sep 24 2020 · 30mins

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SPECIAL: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic on the Role of Leadership in Times of Crisis

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The COVID-19 crisis is testing our political leaders like they have never been tested before. Leaders who appear to score high on narcissism and low on empathy are failing dismally. It is interesting that those political leaders, especially female leaders, who combine competence, transparency and empathy and are using data and science to inform their decision making appear to be performing much better. The brilliant Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is my guest on this week’s episode of the podcast. Tomas is an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development and people analytics. Tomas has also written 10 books including his most recent, “Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?”, and is one of the most knowledgeable interesting and engaging people in our field.

In our conversation Tomas and I also discuss:

  • Why digital transformation is primarily about people and not technology and what this actually means for leaders, HR and employees
  • Why skills is a new currency and why learning is paramount
  • How people analytics can be integrated into other fields, such as diversity and inclusion
  • How to stay on the right side of creepy when it comes to AI and analytics
  • What HR needs to do to drive more value

This episode is a must listen for anyone interested in ethical and empathetic leadership and the role of HR and how both will need to evolve as the use of data, analytics and digital technologies become widespread in our organisations. So that is Business Leaders, CHROs and anyone in a People Analytics, HR Business Partner or Talent Acquisition role.

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Jul 21 2020 · 47mins
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Incompetent, Over Confident Leaders with Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

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Why do so many incompetent people become leaders? Why are charisma and confidence so highly valued? What’s broken in our selection processes? How can we better manage the dark sides of our personality to be better leaders? Tune in to hear more.
Jul 03 2020 · 56mins

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80% of Employee Experience is Determined by Managers, with Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

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Managers hold power. They have the ability to control and regulate the daily life of an employee. Their administrative mandate to observe, review, and divvy out work implicitly gives them the ability to determine how and when an employee works. Furthermore, the human condition subconsciously leads us to believe that those with such authoritative responsibility should be trusted more than those without.

This leads to a power dynamic. Every employee knows that their boss could make their life miserable. Furthermore, every employee knows that in the event of a dispute, the company is likely to take the side of the boss. This is especially true in workplaces where management consists of a very non-diverse group of people.

This power dynamic is the fundamental reason why confidence is so often viewed as competence. In a recent podcast, with Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Professor of Business Psychology at Columbia University & UCL, we explored the notion that a fundamental problem with the nature of work today is promotions. Instead of promoting the person who is going to best lead the team, the person with the most confidence gets promoted. To listen to the rest of the podcast, visit Forging the Employee Experience. To connect with Dr Chamorro-Premuzic visit him on LinkedIn or visit his website.

This practice is a recipe for poor employee experience. When people work for bosses they don’t like, they start working just for the paycheck. No one should have to work just because they want the paycheck. Everyone should be able to work in a place where they can feel like they are contributing meaningfully to the work being done.

When we prioritize confidence over competence, we undermine the integrity of the work ecosystem by telling our employees that their performance is less important than their personality … which, by the way, wasn’t good enough to get them that promotion.

Entry- and mid-level managers have the absolute greatest influence on an organization’s culture and each employee’s experience at work. The system is set up for failure if the wrong people get promoted into positions of authority. Instead, we need to ensure that competence and leadership are the prevailing characteristics of the next wave of managers.


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Mar 24 2020 · 32mins
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Episode 8 – Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

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Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, author of the compelling book “Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders” joins host Susan Gardner to explore how gender plays a role in leadership potential and how psychopaths and narcissists often find their way into leadership roles and organizations. Find us on Apple Podcasts or search “MW Shares” on your favourite podcast app. Don’t forget to support our show – leave us a review and subscribe!

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Feb 11 2020 · 25mins
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25. Leadership, (In)Competence & The Hidden Role Of Gender / Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

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In today’s conversation, I speak with Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University, and an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development, and people analytics.

We explore the role of leadership, gender and (in)competence, and some of the psychological factors that have led to the current economic, political and environmental crises we are facing today.

Join in the conversation #hivepodcast, and find out more at www.nathalienahai.com/the-hive-podcast/
Jan 11 2020 · 1hr
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Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

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A remarkable discussion with a remarkable man. Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has a unique, virtuous message that needs to be heard by all. He's helping drive the narrative around how people data and analytics can, and should be used for good -- for an organization's benefit, an individual's benefit, as well as for the benefit of society.
Aug 20 2019 · 40mins
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Are Women Better Leaders with Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

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Are women better leaders than men? Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority on psychoanalysis, talent management, leadership development, and people analytics. He’s also an author, and his latest book is rather controversial. He asks the question: Why so many incompetent men become leaders? And why are women so good at it?

The Controversy That Isn’t

Tomas’s book sparks controversy as soon as you read the title: Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (and how to fix it). He notes there are 3 general reactions: those who immediately approve, those who are scandalized and defensive, and those who are willing to read and understand the argument, whether they agree or not. Those who read it realize it’s really a book about leadership and competence, and not quite as divisive as the title suggests. It’s about how we mistake confidence for competence, and Tomas explains what that means and how it affects work.

Incompetent Leadership Traits

There are three traits that lead to poor leadership: overconfidence, charisma, and narcissism. Often, there is no skill or ability to back them up, but because we reward these traits by assuming there must be, we end up putting the wrong people in leadership roles. Consider the ‘charisma’ myth. Many leaders have the power of drawing people in and persuading them, but it certainly doesn’t make them good leaders.

Mentally Ill Leadership

How do you recognize when you’re working for a leader with psychopath or narcissist tendencies? These people - in differing degrees - lack empathy, have a strong desire to break rules and defy status quo, are likely to engage in manipulation to advance themselves at the cost of others and are extremely socially skilled with aggressive underpinning motives. There are some surprising qualities here that, when the ‘dark side’ is kept in check, make for great leaders, and Tomas reveals what they are.

Replace Men With Women… Or Not

It seems like the easy answer is to remove incompetent men with these traits and replace them with women. But that’s not the correct way to look at solving the problem and for larger corporations, it actually hurts women. Instead, Tomas proposes a true meritocracy where we pay more attention to skills rather than traits, and he explains what that looks like and why more women will naturally rise to the top. He also explains why we’ll have a different type of men rise with them.

Universal Qualities of Good Leaders

Tomas wrote that the very traits that propel more men into leadership are the same traits that get them fired. In other words, what it takes to get a leadership role are nearly opposite of what it takes to do it well and keep the role. Tomas goes into more detail about the universal qualities that make all leaders more effective: competence, people skills, integrity. He also dives into the topic of IQ and how it relates to good leadership.

Tools for Selecting Better Leaders

Development is super-important for leaders, but selecting good leaders to start with is key. Sure, you can always work with people to make them better, but your return on investment will be substantially higher when you select great people, to begin with. Tomas reveals several of the tools he teaches to other companies, some of which have been around for decades, yet no one uses. He points out an interesting trend: the people who most need coaching and development will be the least likely to accept it.


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May 30 2019 · 1hr 1min
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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic || Why So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders

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“There is a surplus of charismatic leaders with a fascinating dark side.” — Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Today it’s great to have Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic on the podcast. Tomas is the Chief Talent Scientist at ManpowerGroup, a professor of business psychology at University College London and at Columbia University, and an associate at Harvard’s Entrepreneurial Finance Lab. He’s the author of Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (And How to Fix It)  as well as 9 other books, and over 160 scientific publications. He is the co-founder of DeeperSignals and Metaprofiling and a regular contributor to HBR, FastCompany, and BusinessInsider. You can find him on Twitter @drtcp or at www.drtomas.com.

  • Limitations of the “lean in” approach
  • Tomas’s alternative explanation for the existence of gender differences in leadership
  • How people focus more on confidence than competence
  • How we emphasize charisma more than humility
  • How we are more likely to select narcissistic individuals for leadership positions than people with integrity
  • Gender differences in narcissism
  • Is masculinity necessarily toxic?
  • Why we waste so much money on unconscious bias training
  • How do we get more women in leadership roles?
  • The better way to select talented people in the workplace than using gender quotas
  • Do nice guys finish last?
May 23 2019 · 47mins