Personality

Narcissistic Leadership: A Review Of The Most Recent Evidence

January 26, 2017 2 Comments
Narcissistic Leadership: A Review Of The Most Recent Evidence

I hate to break this to you, but every leader reading this is a narcissist. Yes, that includes you. Narcissism is a personality trait, and like many other personality traits, it exists in all of us along a continuum from low to high levels; hence, narcissistic leadership is a trait we all share to some […]

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Is A Narcissistic Leader Good For Your Organization?

July 25, 2016 2 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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