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The leadership IQ dilemma: when super smart people are perceived as ineffective leaders

General intelligence is an essential characteristic for good leadership. Research by John Antonakis and colleagues on the relationship between IQ and perceptions of effective leadership reveals that a leader’s optimal IQ level depends on the average intelligence of the group being led; too high or too low leader IQ may spell disaster for the leaders.

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Performance outcomes, fuzzy signals, and the charisma effect: how we evaluate leaders from a distance

You might hope that senior leaders, the people who run countries, corporations or other organizations, are chosen on the basis of a performance track record that can be directly linked to their decisions and actions. But, as research by John Antonakis and Philippe Jacquart reveals, this is far from the truth.

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