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Beware of competence without humanity or humility

A cardinal principle in succession planning by boards is to scrutinise the "wake" of a candidate and not rely only on performance metrics

R Gopalakrishnan 

R Gopalakrishnan

Alibaba founder, Jack Ma, re­ce­ntly said education should de­velop “wise” people instead of “bright and intelligent” people — the latter can get replaced by AI and machines. Wisdom comes from experience and is learnt by the heart; wisdom is imprinted in the right brain unlike in­telligence, which is a left-brain imprint.

In my The Wise Leader column on Feb­ruary 14, I had commented on the directorial responsibility to select the right CEO and facilitate leadership transitions. This article concerns a paradox: How CEOs tend to get judged ...

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First Published: Thu, March 12 2020. 21:46 IST
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