Personality

Is A Narcissistic Leader Good For Your Organization?

July 25, 2016 0 Comments
Is A Narcissistic Leader Good For Your Organization?

We know from research reported here yesterday  that on an interpersonal level, narcissistic leaders leave a lot to be desired (ok, they suck). If you work for a narcissist, you are not likely inspired by your leader’s vision (if he/she has even offered one), you are probably not recognized and rewarded the way you should be for your […]

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The Bright-Side And The Dark-Side Of A Leader’s Personality

July 24, 2016 0 Comments
The Bright-Side And The Dark-Side Of A Leader’s Personality

This post originally appeared in 2010 as “Five evidence-based outcome of both the bright-side and the dark-side of a leader’s personality” on David Burkus‘ website Leader Lab. I wrote a very brief summary of it in 2010 on this site as well. I’m updating and reposting it again because the findings are important and it’s a […]

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Leader Lab: Anxious And Avoidant Attachment At Work

January 10, 2011 0 Comments
Leader Lab: Anxious And Avoidant Attachment At Work

In my new post at The Leader Lab entitled “Anxious and Avoidant Attachment at Work,” I discuss new research on how these two unhealthy personality traits affect work outcomes. There is very little research on attachment style at work, and the study I describe was very well done. You can read the full text of […]

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An Admirable MBA Student

December 8, 2010 10 Comments
An Admirable MBA Student

I’ve had the privilege of teaching MBA students since 1999. I’ve met both exceptional and abhorrent people over the years. One that I admire as much as anyone I’ve ever met graduated last weekend. This woman is a single, working mother of a young child with special needs. During the two years I’ve known her, […]

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