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Narcissistic Leaders

Author : Michael Maccoby
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Maccoby has provided a new introduction that frames the book for a wider audience. Hardcover flap copy: What is it that Oprah Winfrey, Jack Welch, Martha Stewart, and Bill Gates all have in common? According to psychoanalyst, anthropologist, and consultant Michael Maccoby, it's not just enormous success and celebrity it's narcissism. In The Productive Narcissist, Maccoby proposes a new paradigm of modern leadership and zeros in on one common character trait: the narcissistic personality. Challenging prevailing leadership theories, Maccoby argues that today's most innovative leaders are not consensus-building bureaucrats; they are productive narcissists with the interrelated set of skills -- foresight, systems thinking, visioning, motivating, and partnering that he terms strategic intelligence. Rejecting the negative stereotype of the individual who is destroyed by a pathological preoccupation with himself, Maccoby redefines the productive narcissist as the personality type who is best suited to lead during times of rapid social and economic change. At the same time, he makes clear that narcissistic leadership doesn't always mean successful leadership and that narcissists lacking strategic intelligence are fated to crash and burn.Beginning with an examination of the crucial role personality plays in the workplace and an analysis of the primary personality types (a questionnaire allowing readers to evaluate their own personalities is included), Maccoby makes an eye-opening case for how narcissism has been misunderstood and how throughout history narcissists have always emerged to inspire people and to shape the future. While narcissism can be extraordinarily useful -- even necessary-- for effective leadership, Maccoby shows how it also has a distinct downside when narcissists become

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Narcissistic and Psychopathic Leaders

Author : Sam Vaknin
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Narcissistic and psychopathic leaders come in all shapes and degrees of virulence. Learn to recognize them in various settings (the workplace, religion/church, or politics) and to cope with the toxic fallout of their "leadership".

Narcissistic Business Leaders as Heralds of the Self proclaimed Excellence

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Abstract : Purpose: The paper aims to investigate the relation of narcissism to leadership in business contexts and presents its impact on specific organizational variables, which are crucial for the pursuit of excellence. Narcissism constitutes a personality trait which is considered responsible for both positive and negative behavioral outcomes that impact decisions and actions. Design/methodology/approach: The approach, by which this paper is structured, is theoretical and has been based on a literature review regarding narcissism (and more specifically, narcissistic leadership) in business contexts. Findings: Narcissism can have positive (mainly in the short term) and/or deleterious effects both for the individual and the organization. The self-proclaimed excellence of narcissists results from a combination of their beliefs about their extreme intelligence, abilities and leadership and their high motives for reassuring their supremacy. However, the behavior of narcissistic leaders impacts various organizational parameters which are preconditions for organizational excellence. Research limitations/implications: The study at hand can be used as an input for further research on the effects of narcissism on quality performance variables. Practical implications: The behavior of narcissists (and its positive and/or negative consequences) should be evaluated in relation to any specific organizational context and circumstances. Originality/value: The study examines narcissistic leadership and attempts to examine its implications for factors that are crucial for the achievement of organizational excellence.

Leadership

Author : Robert P. Vecchio
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Today a growing number of business schools, law schools, and continuing education programs in executive development and management training offer leadership classes. Despite the curricular recognition of this area, there is a shortage of strong college-level texts. Leadership, second edition—a completely up-to-date anthology of key writings by well-known contributors—meets the need for a textbook that encompasses the major theories in the field of leadership.

A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Leadership

Author : Brad Jackson
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Written for students who want to question what they have learnt on their leadership course but are short on time, this book takes an alternative approach to the traditional textbook. It challenges the reader to think and helps him/her to get a good mark in their exam.

Managerial and Organizational Reality

Author : Peter J. Frost
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Written to introduce readers to the experiences people have in organizations, this book provides a reality-based perspective on the everyday happenings in organizations at all professional levels. With current and informative readings that provoke reflection and discussion, this book gives readers a real-world overview of organizational behavior from executive managerial levels to those of lower level participants. For professionals with a career in organizational behavior, management, business relations, organizational psychology, communications, public relations, education, and social work.

Harvard Business Review

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Leadership in a Changing World

Author : Robert H. Klein
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This book elaborates on leadership dilemmas and solutions within real-life contexts utilizing a _systems_ perspective in which leaders and their followers co-create their mutually interdependent relationships. Included are issues of political, corporate, educational, terrorist, and diplomatic leadership.

Leaders the Leadership Process

Author : Jon Lepley Pierce
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Pierce and Newstrom's Leaders and the Leadership Process, 3/e is a collection of readings, self-assessments, and applications on leadership intended to give students a feel for the breadth and richness of this study. This experiential paperback book provides students with a sense of the complexity associated with organizational leadership as well as an understanding of the pieces that serve to define leadership. The text encourages students to engage in dialogue and to think critically about the leaders and the leadership process. Self-assessments, which begin most chapters of the book, encourage students to look at their own personal leadership style. A capstone section of Applications, in the form of case studies and experiential exercises, asks students to move beyond theory to the practice of leadership. The authors use this combination of readings, self-assessments, and applications to create a “leadership mosaic” – one that encourages students to examine the concepts, propositions, perspectives, and theories one at a time as it builds towards the students ultimate unique leadership mosaic.

Where Egos Dare

Author : Dean B. McFarlin
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Everybody these days reveres great leaders, but what of those who are less than inspiring? More importantly what of those leaders whose obsessive egotism and self-absorption fuel the worst excesses of leadership?

The New Russian Business Leaders

Author : Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
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In order to work effectively with Russian organizations, it is essential for potential Western partners and shareholders to fully understand their leadership style, organizational practices and business expectations. Based on extensive interviews with the pioneers of Russian business and the authors' own experiences, this perceptive new book attempts to decipher the enigma of Russia's new generation of business leaders. The authors present six in-depth case studies focusing on companies of vastly differing sizes, ranging from a newly-privatized operation and the creation and organization of an oligarch's empire, to several entrepreneurial start-ups in different service industries. This book will provide a great source of information for academics and researchers of entrepreneurship, leadership studies and international business. Although the focus is on Russian entrepreneurs, the lessons in the book are equally as relevant for other cultures and leadership styles.

The Productive Narcissist

Author : Michael Maccoby
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Presenting a new paradigm of modern leadership, the author of The Gamesman rejects the negative stereotype of the self-centered egotist to argue that today's most innovative leaders are productive narcissists with strategic intelligence that they use to successfully implement their individual visions.

People Skills for Project Managers

Author : Steven Flannes
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For many project managers, handling people problems is the most challenging part of the job. People Skills for Project Managers is a practical guide filled with proven, how-to guidance for heading up a strong project team - and heading off emerging problems with team members before they become crises, weaken your project, and threaten its outcome.

Large Group Psychology

Author : Vamik Volkan
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Following the deadly 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, numerous recent, and fatal, attacks on mosques, churches, and synagogues occurring worldwide, and increasing totalitarianism and paranoia spreading through many countries, Dr. Vamik Volkan could no longer ignore the urge to write a new book about large-group problems. In many countries, people are asking the metaphorical question 'Who are we now?' and coming up with seemingly opposite answers. This book looks into the reasons why this is happening. With a summary of Sigmund Freud's ideas about large groups - which focus on the individual - Dr Volkan builds on this base to explain what large-group psychology is in its own right and applies it to present-day society. How it develops in adulthood, the psychology of decision-making and political leader/follower relationships, political propaganda, and exaggerated narcissism in leaders are all examined. We are all members of at least one large group. Looking into large-group identity provides background data for investigating the spread of racism, authoritarian regimes, malignant political propaganda, wall building, and interferences with democratic processes and human rights issues. Large-Group Psychology: Racism, Societal Divisions, Narcissistic Leaders and Who We Are Now is the perfect book for those questioning what is happening in society today and why.

Prisoners of Leadership

Author : Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
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Analyzes the psychological roots of corporate culture, profiling business leaders to show how and why executive personality influences organizational success

Radio Free Europe Research

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House of Mirrors

Author : Dean B. McFarlin
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"House of Mirrors" is a brilliant, and sometimes disturbing, analysis of the psyche of narcissistic leaders and the devastating effect they can have on individual and organizational performance. Gives recommendations for what employees can do about the negative behavior.

The Leader

Author : James Walter
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Group Relations Reader 2

Author : Arthur D. Colman
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