Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (HBR) - Why do so many incompetent men become leaders?

This article tries to explain why we have so many more men in management than women. It goes about it differently than the usual they’re incapable, they’re uninterested or glass ceiling reasons often given. And that is most welcome! It looks at the way we choose leaders. Turns out, the criteria that make candidates look good are exactly the ones that make bad leaders. We just seem to like self-centeredness, overconfidence and narcissism. And these ‘qualities’ are not equally present in men and women.

Bonus: This article from Deanna Zandt (in Forbes) takes it a step further. She argues that most ‘solutions’ tend to be focused on fixing women, instead of fixing the system (or fixing men for that matter).