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Psychopathic Leadership: Good, Bad, & Downright Ugly

Psychopathic Leadership: Good, Bad, & Downright Ugly

This e-book contributes to the literature regarding the disturbing number of “white collar psychopaths” present within organizations today. It does so by outlining what the differences are in terms of the “psychological make-up” between a good, bad and downright ugly psychopathic leader, and why, when either recruiting, promoting or developing a leader, organizational decision makers still seem to choose authoritarian, controlling, and narcissistic individuals. These choices reflect a mindset that sees business leadership as something tough and uncompromising, with no room for human sentiment or feeling. In fact, the evidence contradicts this notion and is bolstered by the most recent research studies that show it is the “authentic and empathic leader” who is the most successful at bringing... Show More


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