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The essential tension between leadership and power (2013)

"...Leaders may come to feel imperilled by members of their group who could be perceived as a threat to the leader’s power." Jon K. Maner, professor of psychology and director of the social psychology program at Florida State University.  Charleen R. Case, graduate student in social psychology at Florida State University. American Psychological Association, Psychological Science Agenda, October 2013 Why powe...

Written by: Jon K. Maner, Charleen R. Case

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Male and female bosses share the same “classically masculine” personality traits (2018)

"...It remains the case that stereotypically masculine traits predict the attainment of senior roles among men and women." Dr Christian Jarrett, Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Manchester Research Digest, The British Psychological Society, 8 March 2018 Image: Dr Jarrett asks whether "...women who reach senior management tend to share the traits of men in ...

Written by: Christian Jarrett

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Tapping into the power of humble narcissism

"...if you work with a narcissist, don’t try to lower their confidence. Just temper it with humility." Adam Grant, Organisational psychology, Wharton University. Ideas.Ted.Com, 14 March 2018 Image: Ben Stanfield, via Flickr / (CC BY-SA 2.0) Adam Grant writes how the characteristics of 'humble narcissism' are what make up some of the best leaders and organisations around the world. "Narcissists beli...

Written by: Daedalus admin

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Fresh blood: why everyone fell for Theranos (2018)

Charged with "massive fraud", Elizabeth Holmes has plummeted from the pedestal she built for herself Andrew Hill, The Financial Times. Opinion, 19 March 2018 Image: Elizabeth Holmes, 2014. Credit: Max Morse, TechCrunch/ Wikimedia Commons "...It is no surprise to find the founder of Theranos at the centre of one of the world’s oldest and best-known tales: genesis, hubris, crisis, nemesis." "There is a dark side to ...

Written by: Andrew Hill

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Speech by the Rt Hon Lord Owen to The Society of British Neurological Surgeons, Spring Meeting

"...Hubris Syndrome could be a consequence of deficient decision- making under chronic stress.” A little bit of stress he says is good, probably improves decision-making, but too much will deplete the system.”

The Geoffrey Jefferson Lecture: Neuroscience and Psychology of Hubris Syndrome Speech by the Rt Hon Lord Owen to The Society of British Neurological Surgeons, Spring Meeting, Torquay. F...

Written by: The Rt Hon Lord Owen

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Putin: The New Tsar

Aired recently on BBC 2, Putin: The New Tsar tracks the extraordinary rise of an ex-KGB colonel to Boris Yeltsin's successor. The documentary contains commentary throughout by Professor Ian Robertson, Founding Director of Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and member of the Advisory Group for the Daedalus Trust, on the effects of power on the Russian president's personality. Here are some of the points raised by Robertson on Putin thro...

Written by: BBC 2


International leadership and business conference – How purpose and compassion unlock positive impact. 9 May 2018

The Compassionate Mind Foundation are organising a one-day conference named 'International Leadership and Business Conference: How Purpose and Compassion Unlock Positive Impact', held at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London, on 9 May 2018. "In a world where the old rules of business no longer seem fit for purpose, organisations are looking with some urgency to their leaders for a...

Written by: The Compassionate Mind Foundation

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