Backstabbers and Bullies

How to Cope with the Dark Side of People at Work
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Furnham, AdrianAdrian Furnham was Professor of Psychology at UCL, and is a renowned speaker on psychology issues in the workplace. He writes regularly for the FT, Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph, and is a contributor to national and international radio and television (including BBC, CNN, and ITV). He currently has teaching roles at both the Norwegian Business School and Exeter Business School. He is the author of 92 books.
An engaging guide to preventing dark-side behaviour, and dealing with any nasty, negative narcissists we encounter in the workplace.
An academically informed and referenced book, written in an approachable style to appeal to more general readers.
Preface1. The incidence and cost of management failure2. Management derailment3. Management incompetence and derailment4. Corrupt countries and sick corporate cultures5. The criminal personality and criminal gangs6. Five accounts: Explaining the cause of leadership derailment7. The successful psychopath at work8. Arrogance, hubris and narcissism: The overconfident leader9. The paranoid, schizotypal, histrionic and obsessive-compulsive leader10. The sick executive11. Prevention and management of the dark sideBibliographyAppendixIndex
The idea of leadership failure and derailment has been brushed under the carpet for far too long and only now are statistics appearing on the sheer number of leaders who fail at their jobs. Backstabbers and Bullies provides the latest psychiatric and clinical perspectives on dark-side behaviour, including:- recognising and coping with over-confident, narcissistic and psychopathic leaders;- causes of leadership derailment and failure;- corrupt corporate cultures; and- the criminal personality.Fascinating reading for anyone who has worked alongside a corporate psychopath, business narcissist or histrionic show-off, Backstabbers and Bullies goes beyond the science to explain how to better understand, manage and prevent dark-side behaviour, as well as presenting advice for reducing derailment potential for yourself, your colleagues and your organisation.

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