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Why Do Incompetent People Become Business Leaders?

If you have ever had a manager, or perhaps even your CEO, who was not only incompetent but dishonest, manipulative, narcissistic and a first-class jerk and wondered how such a person could have attained their position, you are not alone.

And, you've likely wondered if this phenomenon -- people with Jekyll and Hyde personalities being promoted into positions of power -- is something new, or has it always been that way? Are we simply more aware of sick people who run giant corporations, sometimes into the ground, or

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