- Dec 2011
whether in the politics, business or the running of non profit organizations, is there some psychological or sociological reasons that make so many incompetent people become leaders?
Politics is about influence peddling. In politics, how each person defines "incompetent" could depend on varying ideologies. Incompetence does not mean that a politician will necessarily be unsuccessful. Also, how "success" is defined is subject to ideological and economic factors.
Businesses' I think are highly susceptible to the Peter Principle, but, there are other factors involved such as nepotism.
Additionally, there are pre-suppositions in the phrase "so many" that should be clarified but I will not address that issue for now.