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Bad leaders: How they get that way and what to do about them. (2007)

“The primary culprits are those who appoint leaders exhibiting personality disorders… then tolerate bad leadership when it manifests. But followers cannot evade responsibility. J. Allio, Principal of Allio Associates, Rhode Island, USA Strategy & Leadership, 35(3), 12-17 “We appear to be suffering today from a plague of bad leadership in both the private and public sector. Whom can we blame fo...

Written by: Allio, R. J.

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Exploring signs of hubris in CEO language (2014). Can software identify hubristic CEO-speak?

"Reports on the authors' study into whether DICTION computer-assisted text analysis software could help identify hubristic language from Chief Executive Officers. The results, although mixed, show some promise   Amernic, J: Joseph L Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Craig, R: School of Accounting and Finance, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia Chapter contributed to ‘Communication a...

Written by: Amernic, J & Craig R.

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Detecting linguistic traces of destructive narcissism at-a-distance in a CEO’s letter to shareholders. (2011)

"Through selective analyses of letters to shareholders the authors explore the potential of this important form of corporate communications to provide linguistic traces of destructive narcissism.   Amernic, J: Joseph L Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Craig, R: School of Accounting and Finance, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia Journal of Business Ethics (2011) 101:563–575<...

Written by: Amernic, J & Craig R.

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Accounting as a facilitator of extreme narcissism. (2010)

"..special features of financial accounting facilitate extreme narcissism in susceptible CEOs. Extremely narcissistic CEOs are key players in a recurring discourse cycle facilitated by financial accounting language and measures.   Amernic, J: Joseph L Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Craig, R: School of Accounting and Finance, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia Journal of Business Eth...

Written by: Amernic, J and Craig R.

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Looking for hubris but finding realism in company annual report CEO letters to shareholders: an analysis using DICTION software (2014)

"Language with statistically significantly high scores for ‘realism’ and ‘human interest’ is not a distinctive marker of CEO hubris, but rather, is a generic feature of language use in letters to shareholders of CEOs of major companies.   Amernic, J: Joseph L Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Craig, R: School of Accounting and Finance, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia Abstract...

Written by: Amernic, J. & Craig R.

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Leadership discourse, culture, and corporate ethics: CEO-speak at News Corporation. (2013)

"The authors explore the language of leadership of global media mogul Rupert Murdoch in 2010, the year before the phone-hacking scandal in the UK came to public attention.   Amernic, J: Joseph L Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Craig, R: School of Accounting and Finance, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia Journal of Business Ethics, December 2013, Volume 118, Issue 2, pp 379-394...

Written by: Amernic, J. and Craig, R.

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Power, optimism and risk-taking. (2006)

"..investigated the hypotheses that the sense of power increases optimism in perceiving risks and leads to more risky behaviour. ...individuals with a higher generalized sense of power were more optimistic in their perceptions of risk.   Anderson, C., University of California, Berkeley, USA Galinsky, A.D., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA European Journal of Social Psychology 36: 511-536.

Written by: Anderson and Galinsky.

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The personal sense of power. (2012)

"..possessing power shapes individual behavior because it instills an elevated sense of power. However, little is known about the personal sense of power because very few studies have examined it empirically.   Anderson, C., John, O.P. & Keltner, D., University of California, Berkeley Journal of Personality 80(2): 313-344. Scholars examing the psychological effects of power have argued that possessing power ...

Written by: Anderson and Keltner.

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How to stop CEO failure. (2016)

"Boards often think the person in the corner office doesn’t need more development, but this couldn’t be further than the truth. Philip Anderson, INSEAD Professor of Entrepreneurship INSEAD Blog, 2 May 2016 Companies spend a fortune developing high potential executives. …. but CEOs don’t get much of a look in. Investing in CEO development is typically considered a low priority for boards who think that by the t...

Written by: Anderson, Philip.

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