Naturally Selected by Mark Van Vugt
The Evolutionary Science of Leadership

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Groundbreaking and timely, Naturally Selected unravels the mystery of leadership—why some lead, why some follow, and why it matters to every one of us. Evolutionary psychologist Mark van Vugt and science journalist Anjana Ahuja upend the accepted wisdom about leadership and, following in the tradition of Jim Collins’ Good to Great and Noel Tichy’s The Leadership Engine, deliver a book with the power to change ordinary lives. Naturally Selected teaches leaders to avoid pitfalls and tells followers how to negotiate the foibles of overbearing managers, giving readers a crucial path to achieving happier lives and greater successes.

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Mark van Vugt is a leading international authority on the science of leadership. He is a professor of psychology at VU University Amsterdam and a research associate at the University of Oxford. He lives near Amsterdam.
Published January 18, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 272 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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The notion of the mismatch accounts for many failures of leadership, for “we often select leaders on the basis of physical and psychological traits that once would have served those small, ancestral, egalitarian hunter-gatherer groups [of the evolutionary past] well, but which are of less importa...

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Portland Book Review

Bookshelves at libraries and bookstores are littered with hundreds of books trying to answer that question.

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Business Week

At least that's the theory of the authors of Naturally Selected Naturally Selected: The Evolutionary Science of Leadership By Mark van Vugt and Anjana Ahuja HarperBusiness;

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Naturally Selected makes sense out of all the questionnaires and studies that highlight why leaders are who they are and solve the mysteries of how they are selected, what types of leaders there are and so on.

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Integral Leadership Review

The strategies are gossip, public discussions (in the community mode), satire (also in community), disobedience (in the work mode), deposing by kinsmen (in either mode), desertion (the community leaves the leader), and assassination of the leader (by representatives of the community).

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