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By Dean B McFarlin;Paul D Sweeney

Management. The observe inspires photographs of dynamic motion, inspiring imaginative and prescient and a hugely inspired group. the nice leaders of trade are the idols of our time. yet what of the Demon chief, the damaging strength, the bully within the boardroom? we have now heard much approximately confident management yet what concerning the darkish aspect -- the narcissistic leader?Despite the common event of staff who've tolerated egotistical bosses, there are few assets to assist humans live on and achieve spite of a narcissistic leader.House of Mirrors is an excellent -- and infrequently tense -- research of the psyche of those leaders and the devastating -- and infrequently hidden -- impression they could have on either person and organizational functionality. in response to in-depth examine and greater than 500 first hand-interviews, the authors provide us: -- Profiles of a few of the world's most sensible recognized company figures and their harmful habit: Michael Eisner, Al Dunlap, Robert Allen, Gilbert Amelio and others-- Examples of the few narcissistic leaders who have had a favorable effect-- motion steps and proposals for what you are able to do in regards to the narcissistic leaders destructive, undermining behavior-- Eye-opening tales concerning the incredible behavior of egotistical, self serving bosses

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Where EGOs Dare: The Untold Truth About Narcissistic Leaders - and How to Survive Them

Management. The observe inspires photos of dynamic motion, inspiring imaginative and prescient and a hugely stimulated staff. the nice leaders of trade are the idols of our time. yet what of the Demon chief, the damaging strength, the bully within the boardroom? we have heard much approximately optimistic management yet what concerning the darkish part -- the narcissistic chief?

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This fuzzy environment – where the information flow is scant – may help explain some of the turnover experienced by Disney’s unit leaders in the past few years. 5 Of course, at the hands of a narcissist, the ability to keep information secret is an important weapon that can be used to: ឣ undercut challengers (eg not sharing marketing information with rival unit managers); ឣ make yourself look good (eg suppressing the fact that your ‘success’ was really the result of idea theft and others’ hard work); ឣ keep uppity subordinates in line (eg withholding information that could help them do their jobs or keeping quiet about opportunities available in the firm).

1. BELLING THE CAT: THE BEHAVIOURAL PROFILE OF NARCISSISTIC LEADERS We turn our attention in the remainder of this chapter to narcissistic behaviour. 4 But narcissism also drives many people to seek out leadership positions in the first place, for reasons we’ve suggested. That’s likely to be especially true today since, as we argued in Chapter 1, these are ‘fat times’ for corporate leaders. The ranks of corporate management undoubtedly consist of a higher percentage of narcissists than we’d find in the broader population.

Department manager, research firm Glory is fleeting, but obscurity lasts forever. Napoleon Bonaparte Identifying the narcissistic leader ᔡ 27 BEGINNING THE IDENTIFICATION PROCESS We’ve opened this chapter with an example that captures many elements of narcissistic leadership. Like Napoleon, what drove Larry as a narcissistic leader was the pursuit of a grand vision for personal success and glory. But you also get a hint of the paranoia and insecurity that lie behind the positive images that the narcissistic leader projects.

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