Absolutely fascinating—Gautam’s research on how we choose our leaders, and the phenomenon of “unfiltered” leaders who bypass the traditional and risk-averse selection process, is eye-opening for anyone in the leadership arena, whether they’re selecting leaders or leading themselves.
Gautam Mukunda is a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, author of Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter, and the host of NASDAQ’s World Reimagined podcast. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University.
In this episode, we discuss the filtration process that creates leaders, the difference between filtered and unfiltered presidents, and how leaders are chosen by organizations and nations.
‘Picking Presidents’ by Gautam Mukunda
‘Indispensable’ by Gautam Mukunda
Gautam’s Personal Website
‘NASDAQ World Reimagined’ on Apple Podcasts