Conference 2014: Report
“Delegates heard about the psychological and biological effects of stress in triggering hubristic behaviour in leaders and possible ways to check its malign effects.
Joy Ogden, freelance medical writer
Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry, January/February 2015
“Leaders, whether Prime Ministers or primary school head teachers, exert power over everyone’s lives. Charisma, self-confidence and the ability to inspire are regarded as important assets in leaders. However, these can become exaggerated and lead to hubristic behaviour – refusal to heed advice and recklessness – and disastrous leadership. What can be done to accentuate the positive and curb the negative effects of power and stress on leadership?
“These questions were the focus of ‘Leadership: stress and hubris’, a conference organised by the Daedalus Trust in conjunction with the British Psychological Society at the Royal Society of Medicine in London in November 2014. Delegates heard about the psychological and biological effects of stress in triggering hubristic behaviour in leaders and possible ways to check its malign effects.”
Joy Ogden’s article includes helpful summaries of all the key speakers’ addresses.
Download the article here: Conference 2014 Report