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Anti-Hubris Toolkit passes important milestone. (2016)

Plans for a practical Anti-Hubris Toolkit have reached an important milestone with the release of proposals for managing and mitigating hubris in business organisations. Co-produced by academics at Surrey Business School’s The Hubris Project and senior practitioners, the proposals offer ideas for three tools:

  • Empowering the Board
  • Listening to ‘faint signals’
  • De-isolating and grounding the CEO.
  • ...

Written by: Sadler-Smith, Eugene & Robinson, Graham.

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Anti-hubris toolkit taking shape at Surrey

A practical ‘anti-hubris toolkit’ is taking shape in the UK at Surrey Business School’s Business Insights Lab. It’s an initiative founded on the belief that while academic research into the nature and origins of hubristic leadership in business is important, there’s an urgent need to develop anti-hubris tools “so that the phenomenon might be anticipated, identified and mitigated in advance of any crises it might precipitate.” ...

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Antisocial personality disorder and pathological narcissism in prolonged conflicts and wars of the 21st Century. (2016)

“…once in power, a leader with an Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) thrives on continuing conflict and never seeks peace." Frederick M. Burkle, Jr, MD, MPH, DTM, FAAP, FACEP. Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health; Senior International Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC; National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC. Disaster Medicine and Publ...

Written by: Burkle, Frederick M.

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Application of the critical-path method to evaluate insider risks. (2015)

What practical steps can firms take to manage the “risk of blinding over-confidence”? Eric Shaw, operational psychologist and researcher specializing in insider risk issues; and Laura Sellers, Clinical Social Worker and former counter intelligence analyst with the US Department of Defense. Studies in Intelligence Vol 59, No. 2 (Extracts, June 2015) “To credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk, cond...

Written by: Shaw, Eric; Sellers, Laura.

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Are overconfident CEOs better innovators? (2010)

"Firms with overconfident CEOs have greater return volatility, invest more in innovation, obtain more patents and patent citations, and achieve greater innovative success for given research and development expenditures.   Hirshleifer, D.A ., The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine Low, A., Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University Teoh, S.H., The Paul Merage School of...

Written by: Hirshleifer, Low and Teoh.

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Are overconfident CEOs born or made? Evidence of self-attribution bias from frequent acquirers. (2008)

"Many CEOs overestimate their own negotiating skills and overlook the element of luck in successful mergers, acquisitions, and other deals. CEOs appear to overly attribute their role in successful deals, leading to more deals even though these subsequent deals are value destructive.   Billet, M. & Qian, Y., University of Iowa Management Science 54(6): 1037-1051. Many CEOs overestimate their own negotiating sk...

Written by: Billet and Qian.

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Are you an alpha male leader? (2016)

“In my role as an executive coach, rather than condemning alphas for their power-driven, abrasive behaviour, I find it useful to start by focusing on their positive qualities..." Manfred Kets de Vries, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development & Organisational Change, INSEAD INSEAD Knowledge: Leadership & Organisations blog, 9 March 2016 Jeff Bezos, the Chairman and CEO of Am...

Written by: Kets de Vries, Manfred

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Article: Me – The narcissist test. (2015)

“…narcissism exists on a spectrum:. For “healthy narcissists”, their narcissism is actually positive. The ones to watch are “extreme narcissists” who “tend to be demanding, approval-seeking, manipulative”. Sunday Times Magazine 25 July 2015 We’ve got it all wrong, according to Harvard Medical School psychology lecturer Dr Craig Malkin: narcissism can actually be good for us. ...

Written by: Malkin, Craig.

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