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“See You in Court”: How CEO narcissism increases firms’ vulnerability to lawsuits (2017)

"...In spite of the claim that there is both a “bright side” and a “dark side” to narcissistic leadership, overall, there is little evidence that firms with narcissistic CEOs perform better in the long term than do those with less narcissistic leaders, but significant evidence that they can put their organizations at risk." Charles A.O'Reil...

Written by: Charles A. O'Reilly, Bernadette Doerr, Jennifer A. Chatman

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(Are we) Wrong to speculate on Trump’s mental health ? (2018)

In light of the recent publication 'Fire and Fury' by Michael Wolff, CNN's Michael Smerconish states that we are wrong to speculate on US President Donald Trump's state of mental health, and that we're too quick to give "armchair diagnoses". Dr Nassir Ghaemi, Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts is invited onto the show to discuss his book published in 2011, titled 'A First Rate Madness', where he claims "...

Written by: CNN


10 major behavioural traits of successful traders. (2016)

“Humility and humbleness don’t fit the common image of ‘Masters of the Universe’. However, they are words I associate with many of the most successful traders I know.” Steven Goldstein, Alpha R Cubed Managing Director Blog 7 July 2016. “All traders start out with the best of intentions, however too often their focus becomes misdirected, with too much attention spent looking at achieving short-term...

Written by: Goldstein, Steven.

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18 ways to spot a narcissist. (2015)

"...the signs of narcissism are ... not always as obvious as media depictions would have you believe." Amanda L. Chan, Managing Editor, Healthy Living, Huffpost 14 August 2015 “Chances are, you've encountered a narcissist. You know, that friend who somehow manages to revert every topic of conversation back to himself; the colleague who is always bragging about having the latest, greatest ____; the family member who t...

Written by: Chan, Amanda, L.

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4D leadership, competitive advantage through vertical leadership development. (2015)

"... few people develop their intellectual capabilities beyond (their level) as teenagers. This, is why we see so many power battles at the top of companies, “toys out of the pram” episodes, tantrums (and) bullying ..." Dr Alan Watkins, founder/chief executive of Complete Coherence Publisher: Kogan Press From a review by Frank Dillon, The Irish Times, 18 January 2016: “The need for authentic leadersh...

Written by: Watkins, Alan.

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5 reasons we follow bad leaders. Is it them or us that’s the problem? (2016)

“We really don’t know how to pick good leaders, due to psychological biases and trying to serve our own self-interests rather than the greater good.” Ronald E. Riggio Psychology Today, 10 June 2016. “Why are there so many bad leaders in the world?  Psychologist Robert Hogan estimates that the majority of workplace leaders are either deficient or incompetent – one reason why executive turnover is so high.  And,...

Written by: Riggio, Ronald E.

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80% of power is taking it – a nice woman’s guide to taking power. (2017)

“It’s time for women to accept that the system is rigged - and learn to beat it." Jeffrey Pfeffer, Ph.D.  From Talent Quarterly's special 'Female Talent' issue. Talent Quarterly's preview: “The corporate world is not a just and fair place for female talent. “It’s time for women to accept that the system is rigged - and learn to beat it. That’s the crisp, aggressive message from frequent TQ con...

Written by: Pfeffer, J.

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A Chinese billionaire’s instruction manual for innovation. (2015)

A CEO all too aware of hubris and the damage she could inflict by becoming ’too powerful’: a company whose policies and practices seem designed to avoid a culture of hubris. Quy Huy, INSEAD Professor of Strategy and Director of the Strategy Execution Programme: Yidi Guo, INSEAD PhD Student in Strategy INSEAD Knowledge: Entrepreneurship 2 September, 2015

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Written by: Huy, Quy; Guo, Yidi.

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