While most leaders would agree that people should be judged on their merits, a close look at the evaluation of merit reveals that what adds up to merit for some is susceptible to bias and clouded judgement.

Chief Executive Women and the Male Champions of Change have collaborated to produce this report, which  blows the cover on the common biases that impact decision making and calls on every leader to reflect on their decision making and avoid falling for the 'merit trap'.

It encourages business leaders and decision makers to examine the biases that impact on their decisions regarding appointments, and offers practical strategies for confronting the 'merit trap' and case studies of organisations who have challenged the 'merit trap'.

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