Tag: evidence-based management

Leadership, Narcissism, And Parental Income

March 5, 2017 4 Comments
Leadership, Narcissism, And Parental Income

An exceptional new study on the link between narcissism and leadership was recently published in one of our top academic journals. The study of 229 recent graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, all lieutenants and captains at the time of the study, showed a strong negative relationship between narcissism, leadership behaviors, […]

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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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Overconfidence

August 29, 2016 4 Comments
Overconfidence

One of the main causes of groupthink is overconfident leaders with an inflated concern for personal reputation. Groupthink is a pervasive threat to effective decision making for leaders. A recent study by Joyce Ehrlinger, Ainsley Mitchum, and Carol Dweck provides some insight into understanding overconfidence. You should recognize Carol Dweck for her seminal work on […]

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Rethinking Groupthink: Great Advice For Leaders From Adam Grant’s New Book “Originals”

August 25, 2016 2 Comments
Rethinking Groupthink: Great Advice For Leaders From Adam Grant’s New Book “Originals”

I highly recommend Adam Grant’s 2016 book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World.” It’s the best evidence-based management book so far this century, surpassing his previous book “Give and Take.” Originals will be required reading in my MBA class in Organizational Behavior starting this semester. The entire book was good, but the chapter that resonated […]

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