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We should stop mistaking confidence for anything but self-belief. (2017)

"...we should all learn to be more sceptical of what confidence actually brings. It's not competence. It's not effectiveness." Julia Baird, journalist and author Sydney Morning Herald ,19 May 2017. “The fact women have less confidence than men is well documented and globally proven. On TV, in print, in Parliament, I see evidence of it every day. Male chutzpah is the high-octane fuel much of the media relies on. “...

Written by: Baird, J.

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The rise of bullying bosses and incivility in the workplace. (2017)

“…there is compelling evidence that both incivility and abusive bosses are flourishing in our organizations… (we must ask) what kind of leaders we really want, and (which) are best for building … positive work cultures?” Ray Williams, executive coach and author Psychology Today 9 July 2017 “… Leaders in business schools, organizations and in politics are (being) taught to lead with their heads and not with their hear...

Written by: Williams, R.

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The psychological structure of humility. (2016)

“..humility is uniformly operationalized as a positive, socially desirable construct… (however) we found humility takes two distinct forms, ‘appreciative’ and ‘self-abasing’…” Aaron C. Weidman, University of British Columbia; Joey T Cheng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jessica L.Tracy, University of British Columbia Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 25 July 2016 Inquiry into the psycholo...

Written by: Weidman, A. C., Cheng, J. T., & Tracy, J. L

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CEO overconfidence and ambidextrous innovation. (2017)

“...overconfident CEOs are more apt to create or magnify an imbalance in innovation ambidexterity.” Ying-Jiuan Wong, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan; Cheng-Yu Lee, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Shao-Chi Chang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 1548051817692329, 14 February 2...

Written by: Wong, Y. J., Lee, C. Y., & Chang, S. C

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Performance-related pay and banking do not mix. (2017)

“Many of the (financial) scandals we are still wading through stem from poor incentives...” Financial Times Inside Business, 13 August 2017 Jonathan Ford, City editor of the Financial Times “In the 10 years since the financial crisis, much of the debate about bankers’ bonuses has fixated on the scale and structure of these controversial payments. What is less discussed is whether they serve any beneficial purpose...

Written by: Ford, J.

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With leader charisma it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. (2017)

“…both low-charisma and high-charisma leaders were seen as less effective than those in between” Alex Fradera, Contributing Writer The British Psychological Society Research Digest 14 June 2017 Photo: John Stillwell/WPA Pool/Getty Images Drawing on research by Vergauwe, Wille, Hofmans, Kaiser, and De Fruyt outlined on this website here: Read more

Humility and tone at the top. (2017)

"...leader-expressed humility correlates positively with both employee job engagement and employee job satisfaction and correlates negatively with voluntary job turnover." International Leadership Journal, pp 54-71 Volume 9, Issue 2, Summer 2017 Hershey H. Friedman, Dov Fischer and Sholom Schochet: Brooklyn College, CUNY

“The world today is not experiencing a knowledg...

Written by: Friedman, H. H., Fischer, D., & Schochet, S.

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Besides greed, what motivates inside traders? (2017)

“Insider traders - mostly male - do it for the money, (but are also) influenced by hubris, feelings of conquest, playing seduction games and adrenaline highs.” Andrew Snyder, family therapist, prison advisor and executive coach hedgefundinsight 4 May 2017 “Scott London, a senior partner at a Big 4 accounting firm, shared inside secrets to help a buddy in a tight financial spot. After following the rules for 26 y...

Written by: Snyder, A.

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The double-edged sword of leader charisma: Understanding the curvilinear relationship between charismatic personality and leader effectiveness. (2017)

“…charismatic tendencies become maladaptive, particularly in relation to leader effectiveness, when taken too far.” Jasmine Vergauwe, Ghent University, Belgium; Bart Wille, University of Antwerp, Belgium; Joeri Hofmans, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium; Robert B. Kaiser, Kaiser Leadership Solutions, USA; Filip De Fruyt, Ghent University, Belgium. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 29 May 2017 ...

Written by: Vergauwe, J., Wille, B., Hofmans, J., Kaiser, R. B., & De Fruyt, F.

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How malignant narcissistic bosses destroy companies. (2017)

‘Most boards are far too lenient with control freaks... (because) they are typically selected from the same stable..” Olive Keogh, The Irish Times 2 June 2017 (Interview with Manfred Kets de Vries) “…many organisations … are run by people incapable of recognising what’s authentic – mainly because they don’t listen. De Vries says leaders need to be challenged. While he doesn’t blame employees ...

Written by: Keogh, O., Kets de Vries, M

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