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Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders? A Better Way to Evaluate Leadership Potential by Jay Moran, Jeffrey Cohn

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Empathy

Invincible.” “Unbeatable.” “The greatest team ever.”

Accolades like these emblazoned almost every major sports cover during the hot Barcelona summer of 1992. For the first time, professional basketball players from the National Basketball Association (NBA) were allowed to participate in the Olympic Games, and the United States had assembled a stunning roster of legendary talent: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, (Sir) Charles Barkley, and Karl “the Mailman” Malone, to name only a few. Each man alone was a force, a superstar. Together, their collective alchemy constituted something else altogether. Soon they were being referred to simply as the Dream Team, and they coasted through the competition with an astonishing ...

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