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Do psychopaths really make better leaders?

Psychopathic personality traits are often seen as desirable in the corporate environment, but research suggests they can do more harm than good.

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Take a look around your office. Would you classify any of your colleagues as psychopathic?

While it may be a term more often associated with film industry depictions of knife-wielding killers like Hannibal Lecter and Dexter Morgan, there is evidence that suggests psychopaths are surprisingly common in the business environment.

Studies have indicated that, depending where you look, up to one in five of those filling company boardrooms and senior management positions are hiding psychopathic tendencies, using certain personality traits to charm and manipulate their way through the workplace. Read more »

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things – Peter Drucker

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things

Peter Drucker

Soft leadership skills for bad managers

 - Dilbert by Scott Adams

Promoted to leadership role

Wally Gets Promoted - Dilbert by Scott Adams

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done

Dwight D. Eisenhower