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Do brains of managers with different leadership styles function differently in making rational managerial and financial decisions? (2016)

"...investigators are using functional neuroimaging to explore ways brain emotion reactions influence financial decision making. United Arab Emirates University press release EurekaAlert! 13 April 2016 Dr Ahmed Abdel-Maksoud, UAEU; with Professor Hassan HassabElnaby, Professor Haitham Elsamaloty, Dr Xin Wang, Dr Amal Said, all University of Toledo   Researchers from United Arab Emirates University and...

Written by: Abdel-Maksoud, A., HassabElnaby, H., Elsamaloty, H., Wang, X. & Said, A.

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Do your testosterone and cortisol levels dictate your leadership ability? (2015)

“…stress can inhibit the leadership qualities associated with high levels of testosterone. Susan Adams Forbes / Leadership, 26 Sugust 2015 "Companies that want team leaders to do a better job should consider offering stress-reduction perks like yoga and meditation classes and liberal vacation policies. They should also rethink their corporate culture and try to take pressure off the managers who show the most potentia...

Written by: Adams, Susan

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Testosterone and high finance do not mix: so bring on the women. (2011)

"Gender inequality has been an issue in the City for years, but now 'neuroeconomics' is proving the point beyond doubt: hormonally-driven young men should not be left alone in charge of our finances…   Tim Adams, The Observer, Sunday 19 June 2011 Gender inequality has been an issue in the City for years, but now the new science of 'neuroeconomics' is proving the point beyond doubt: hormonally-driven young men sh...

Written by: Adams, Tim.

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Self-confidence school: Can you really fake it to make it? (2015)

How vulnerable are we to our hormones – and are there physical tricks to producing more of the confidence-enhancing hormone that boosts motivation and risk-taking - or less of the cortisol that inhibits those behaviours? William Lee Adams, New Scientist 18 June 2015 Image: Renaud Vigourt “Confidence … can have an inverse relationship with performance: the Ancient Greeks invented the word hubris for a reaso...

Written by: Adams, William Lee

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Boasting vs. humility: which one wins? (2016)

"...even the toxic part of a narcissist's personality can be judged positively if it's interspersed with a dash of humility." James Adonis, The Sydney Morning Herald>My Business 19March 2016 “…we live in a world bombarded by advice that suggests leaders must be heroic, visionary, charismatic, energetic, and that to get ahead you must grab your trumpet and blow it lest someone else blows their's harder in a battle o...

Written by: Adonis, James.

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Lessons in leadership. (2016)

“…great leaders need to understand that the questions they ask or don’t ask greatly impact on the conversations they have with others around them… Steve Adubato, PhD. Writer, former visiting professor at New York University, Rutgers University, Seton Hall University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Rutgers University Press. From the publisher’s website: Adubato teaches readers to be “sel...

Written by: Adubato, S.

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How different cultures perceive effective leadership. (2013)

Eastern and Western managers diverged significantly on four dimensions: Eastern managers were perceived to have taken more actions associated with successful leadership than their Western counterparts. Article by Caroline Rook, Former INSEAD Dutch Alumni Fellow; now of the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Cambridge; with Benjamin Kessler, INSEAD Web Editor Insead 21 Nov 2013 Based on the workin...

Written by: Agrawal, Anupam & Rook, Caroline

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Averting hubris-induced disaster by analysing language: new Daedalus Trust-supported research

Do hubristic CEOs give themselves away in the ways they speak and write? If so, language could provide valuable early warning of potentially destructive leadership. The use of ‘Linguistic Markers’ in identifying CEO hubris is the focus of another Daedalus Trust-supported research project, being conducted by PhD researcher Vita Akstinaite at the UK's Surrey Business School. “In certain circumstances language can work as a DNA sample or...

Written by: Akstinaite, Vita.

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Trump’s 257 self-references in speech may suggest hubris. (2016)

In his 45 minute speech announcing his presidential candidacy, Donald Trump used 'I' a total of 195 times, 'my' or 'mine' 28 times, 'me' 22 times and 'I’ve' or 'I’d' 12 times, a grand total of 257 self-references which could be an indication of hubris. The observation was made by Vita Akstinaite addressing a workshop at Ashridge Business School’s recent ‘Hubris in the Coaching Relationship’ conference. (A report on proceedings at the...

Written by: Akstinaite, Vita.

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CEO narcissism and the takeover process: from private initiation to deal completion. (May 2012)

"Narcissistic CEOs at target companies get higher bid premiums, while narcissistic CEOs of acquiring companies negotiate takeover attempts quicker. For both targets and acquirers, a narcissist at the helm lowers the likelihood the deal will actually happen.   Nihat Aktas, Skema Business School Eric De Bodt, Université Lille Nord de France - Lille School of Management Research Center (LSMRC) Helen Bollaert, Skema Busines...

Written by: Aktas, De Bodt, Bollaert and Roll.

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