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Using tweets to decrypt the personality of Donald Trump and other powerful people (2017)

"In the case of President Trump, researchers conclude he is an 'emotionally unstable innovator'." Queensland University of Technology EurekAlert 27 July 2017 Image:Skidmore "An international research team, led by [Queensland University of Technology]'s Associate Professor Martin Obschonka from the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, employed a...computerised scientific method of analysing digital footprints [on Twitt...

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Could your personality derail your career? (2017)

"Research over decades suggests that it’s very difficult to change core aspects of your personality after age 30. But you can—through self-awareness, appropriate goal setting, and persistence..." Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CEO of Hogan Assessments Harvard Business Review, September-October 2017 Issue "When considering what it takes to succeed at work, we often focus on innate strengths: high intelligence, the ability to...

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Putting an end to leaders’ self-serving behavior (2017)

"...when there’s ambiguity in the context, people convince themselves that they deserve more resources than others, a form of motivated reasoning that in turn facilitate[s] their self-serving behavior." Morela Hernandez, associate professor of business administration at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. MITSloan Management Review, 18 Oct 2017 Image: PanJJ/Shutterstock "...feeling entitled...

Written by: Hernandez, M.

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Sex, power, and the systems that enable men like Harvey Weinstein (2017)

"The to change social systems in which the abuses of power arise and continue unchecked." Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at University of California, Berkeley.  Harvard Business Review, October 13, 2017 " research into the social psychology of power suggests that — without exculpating corrupt individuals — we also need to take a hard look at the social systems in which they commi...

Written by: Keltner, D.

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Gut check: have you succumbed to hubris? (2017)

“…Sometimes, those who succumb to hubris can act like toddlers. (A) recent example is the video of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick berating one of his drivers..." Vince Molinaro, best-selling author and leadership adviser Personal blog, 23 June 2017. “(Hubris) is a challenge that all leaders must manage – especially those who are extremely successful and yield great power”. “…Sometimes, those who succumb to hu...

Written by: Molinaro, V.

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Where does pride lead? Corporate managerial hubris and strategic emphasis. (2017)

"...high corporate managerial hubris predicts low strategic emphasis on advertising relative to R&D..." MinChung Kim, Ulsan National University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea; Guiyang Xiong Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, US; Kwang-Ho Kim, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 1-20, 22 May 2017 Abstract:...

Written by: Kim, M., Xiong, G., & Kim, K. H.

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Daedalus Trust merging with Maudsley Philosophy Group

The Daedalus Trust has operated for over seven years now. We have achieved much in that time, particularly in raising awareness of the dangers of hubris in leaders in all walks of life, whether politics, the military or business. We have established an informative website of mainly academic material now referred to worldwide, organised several research cafes, four national conferences, published one book with another one to be released shortl...

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CEO humility, narcissism and firm innovation: A paradox perspective on CEO traits. (2017)

"CEOs that are both humble and narcissistic are ... more likely to have socialized charisma, to cultivate an innovative culture, and to deliver innovative performance…" Hongyu Zhang, Central University of Finance and Economics, China: Amy Y. Ou, National University of Singapore: Anne S. Tsui, University of Notre Dame, USA; Peking University and Fudan University, China: Hui Wang, Peking University, China The Leadership Quarter...

Written by: Zhang, H., Ou, A. Y., Tsui, A. S., & Wang, H.

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The Leadership Hubris Epidemic: Biological roots and strategies for prevention. (2017)

"(Portrays) Hubris as a virulent, communicable disease of dysfunctional leadership ... takes a biological perspective to understand the possible underlying mechanisms .... has huge interdisciplinary appeal..." Edited by Peter Garrard, Professor of Neurology at St George’s University of London, and Deputy Director of the Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, UK. Pub Palgrave MacMillan


Written by: Garrard, Peter.

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A psychological analysis of Donald Trump’s speech patterns shows how he triumphed over GOP rivals.

“(Trump used) substantially more grandiosity and substantially less formality, ranked highest for using first person pronouns, had greater vocal dynamics…” Eric W. Dolan PsyPost 17 Aug 2017 Photo: ABC/ Ida Mae Astute Based on a study ‘Explaining Trump via communication style: Grandiosity, informality, and dynamism’ by Delroy L. Paulhus, University of British Columbia, together with Sara Ahmadian an...

Written by: Dolan, E.W., Paulhus, D. L., Ahmadian, S. & Azarshahi, S.

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