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Men who reach the top engage in rituals of initiation introducing up-and-comers to key players. “I think we can use them as a model,” says Carol Johnson, a member of the first generation of women on Wall Street.
When Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang hired Terry Semel in 2001 to rescue his web portal, eyebrows arched. Semel had barely used a computer. What he had done was prove himself as a dealmaker and people person. Semel even claimed his lack of technical knowledge was good because it made him a “typical user.”
After so many corporate-leadership scandals and the public’s shrinking confidence in their leaders, should we be rethinking the way leadership is taught? The way leadership has been taught doesn’t seem to be paying off, asserts author Barbara Kellerman.