Corporate Psychopaths Book

Corporate Psychopaths

  • Author : C. Boddy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-04-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230307551

Corporate Psychopaths Excerpt :

Psychopaths are little understood outside of the criminal image. However, as the recent global financial crisis highlighted, the behavior of a small group of managers can potentially bring down the entire western system of business. This book investigates who they are, why they do what they do and what the consequences of their presence are.

Corporate Psychopathy Book

Corporate Psychopathy

  • Author : Katarina Fritzon
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-12-23
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030271886

Corporate Psychopathy Excerpt :

This book analyses the conceptualization of psychopathic personality disorder for criminal/forensic populations and examines in depth the emerging phenomenon of the ‘corporate psychopath’. In doing so its authors expose the paradoxical nature of the disorder: while it is frequently associated with antisocial, criminal and predatory behaviour, more recent studies have highlighted examples of creative, visionary and inspiring leaders who are also found to present a high degree of psychopathy. They focus on the nature, behaviours and consequences of psychopathy in executives and across the organization, offering an important contribution to the emerging body of research on psychopathy and other problematic personality constructs in the workplace. The book will appeal to scholars, students and professionals across the discipline, and particularly to those working in workplace, forensic and personality psychology.

The Psychopathic CEO Book

The Psychopathic CEO

  • Author : Jack McCullough
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2021-08-29
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9798466676174

The Psychopathic CEO Excerpt :

Approximately 15% of chief executive officers are psychopathic, and many more have psychopathic traits. The Psychopathic CEO, An Executive Survival Guide was written for executives who are in a challenging work environment and suspect that their organizations are led by such a person. This book will help you to identify a potential psychopath in the corner office and to develop a survival strategy - for yourself and the company you lead. Jack McCullough is the president and founder of the CFO Leadership Council, a professional association for financial leaders. He has held many roles throughout his career, including entrepreneur, CEO, board member, author and public speaker, in addition to serving as financial executive for 26 different companies. His previous book, Secrets of Rockstar CFOs, was published in 2019. He holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two teenage sons. For this book, McCullough interviewed medical professionals, law enforcement agents, as well as investors and executives who were victims of a psychopathic leader. The Psychopathic CEO is a fascinating look at these remorseless manipulators and will help you and your company survive a psychopath in the corner office.

The Psychopath Test Book
Score: 3.5
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The Psychopath Test

  • Author : Jon Ronson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-05-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101515167

The Psychopath Test Excerpt :

In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues. And so Ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, New York; a legendary CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane who insists he's sane and certainly not a psychopath. Ronson not only solves the mystery of the hoax but also discovers, disturbingly, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges.

Snakes in Suits Book
Score: 3
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Snakes in Suits

  • Author : Dr. Paul Babiak
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061854453

Snakes in Suits Excerpt :

Revised and updated with the latest scientific research and updated case studies, the business classic that offers a revealing look at psychopaths in the workplace—how to spot their destructive behavior and stop them from creating chaos in the modern corporate organization. Over the past decade, Snakes in Suits has become the definitive book on how to discover and defend yourself against psychopaths in the office. Now, Dr. Paul Babiak and Dr. Robert D. Hare return with a revised and updated edition of their essential guide. All of us at some point have—or will—come into contact with psychopathic individuals. The danger they present may not be readily apparent because of their ability to charm, deceive, and manipulate. Although not necessarily criminal, their self-serving nature frequently is destructive to the organizations that employ them. So how can we protect ourselves and our organizations in a business climate that offers the perfect conditions for psychopaths to thrive? In Snakes in Suits, Hare, an expert on the scientific study of psychopathy, and Babiak, an industrial and organizational psychologist and a leading authority on the corporate psychopath, examine the role of psychopaths in modern corporations and provide the tools employers can use to avoid and deal with them. Together, they have developed the B-Scan 360, a research tool designed specifically for business professionals. Dr. Babiak and Dr. Hare reveal the secret lives of psychopaths, explain the ways in which they manipulate and deceive, and help you to see through their games. The rapid pace of today’s corporate environment provides the perfect breeding ground for these "snakes in suits" and this newly revised and updated classic gives you the insight, information, and power to protect yourself and your company before it’s too late.

The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopathy Book
Score: 4
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The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopathy

  • Author : Carl B. Gacono
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-11-19
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317654407

The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopathy Excerpt :

This newly revised edition to The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopath: A Clinician's Guide brings new chapters on psychopathy in women, brain imaging, assessment and treatment in schools, and more, in addition to the updated original chapters. With its in-depth research on psychopathy, accumulating findings from over the past 40 years and applying them to procedures and methods, it is essential for all of those who face mental health, correctional, or court settings. This edition is an excellent resource for experienced professionals and their trainees, as well as students who need a go-to book between the research and practice on the assessing of psychopathy.

Working with Psychopathy Book

Working with Psychopathy

  • Author : Tom D. Kennedy
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-02
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030840259

Working with Psychopathy Excerpt :

This brief explores the research on psychopaths in various settings and in everyday life. Psychopaths are often predatory by nature but may appear normal to laypersons. Individuals working in health professions, forensic occupations, education and corporate environments are likely to encounter a person with psychopathic traits at some point in their respective careers; this brief highlights the value of being able to identify a person with psychopathic traits, to understand the implications, and to navigate any interactions. With recommendations for assessment and for guiding future interactions, this brief will be beneficial to mental health professionals, practitioners and researchers in psychology, forensic occupations, corrections, education, healthcare, and professionals in corporate environments.

The Ethics of Employment Screening for Psychopathy Book

The Ethics of Employment Screening for Psychopathy

  • Author : Brian K. Steverson
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2020-10-14
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781793616838

The Ethics of Employment Screening for Psychopathy Excerpt :

In 2006, Babiak and Hare alerted the public to the danger of “corporate psychopaths,” psychopathic individuals occupying positions of power in business organizations. Since then, academicians and the public media have advertised their presence, documented the harm they can cause, and issued a call to arms to identify corporate psychopaths and eliminate their presence in the workplace. Very little attention has been paid, however, to the ethics of such a “seek and destroy” mission. The Ethics of Employment Screening for Psychopathy argues that employment screening for psychopathy would be illegal and unethical. On legal grounds, Brian K Steverson argues that psychopathy would qualify as a protected disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and, hence, medical screening to identify potential corporate psychopaths would be in violation of the ADA. On ethical grounds, the case is made that such screening would violate a social commitment to equal opportunity, would constitute a morally unjustified violation of personal privacy, and would, in practice, not produce the intended benefits, while at the same time inflicting harm on the subjects of the screening.

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior Book

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior

  • Author : Paulo Marques
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128114209

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior Excerpt :

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior: Current Trends and Challenges fills a gap in the market by covering new topics and angles not addressed in other literature. The book's authors approach the interaction of psychopathy with different types of crime, reflecting on comorbidity with other disorders, symptoms and emotional function. In addition to examining questions of prevention and treatment, they present new developments with solid theory and scientific evidence, also addressing forensic realities. This is a must-have guide for practitioners, students or anyone interested in psychopathy, criminal behavior and the various avenues of treatment. Provides a direct and concise approach, reflecting on the construct of psychopathy and its implications in forensic settings Includes sections on models of development in psychopathy and the neuropsychological fundamentals of the role of psychopathy in violent behavior Written for researchers, practitioners and students

Psychopathy Book


  • Author : Federico Durbano
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-12-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535136934

Psychopathy Excerpt :

This book collects the contribution of a selected number of clinical psychiatrists interested in the clinical evaluation of specific issues on psychopathy. The nine chapters of the book address some relevant issues related to nosography, early recognition and treatment, bio-psycho-social models (in particular cognitive-behavioral and ethological ones), and social and familial consequences of psychopathic personality.

Handbook of Psychopathy  First Edition Book
Score: 2
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Handbook of Psychopathy First Edition

  • Author : Christopher J. Patrick
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2005-10-18
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 651
  • ISBN 10 : 9781606238042

Handbook of Psychopathy First Edition Excerpt :

This book has been replaced by Handbook of Psychopathy, Second Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-3513-2.

The Complexity of Psychopathy Book

The Complexity of Psychopathy

  • Author : Jennifer E. Vitale
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-05-16
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030831561

The Complexity of Psychopathy Excerpt :

The Routledge Companion to Happiness at Work Book

The Routledge Companion to Happiness at Work

  • Author : Joan Marques
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-10-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000180213

The Routledge Companion to Happiness at Work Excerpt :

An unprecedented and important reference work, this research companion covers a range of aspects of happiness, an aim everyone aspires to achieve, yet can be easily overlooked in today’s demanding and multi-challenged world, or confused with a plethora of quantifiable or career goals. This book helps readers to internalize happiness, form a healthy opinion about this emotion, and detach it from external factors that can only cause temporary discomfort or delight. A group of expert authors considers happiness within three critical realms: internally, interactively, and work-related. Their thoughtful contributions approach happiness from a multiplicity of angles, and present a full spectrum of backgrounds and perspectives to consider, based on a wide range of circumstances, personal and professional. This companion will be valuable for researchers, students, and coaches, whether they seek input for future theory development, or motivation for performance in personal and professional life.

The Wiley International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law Book

The Wiley International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law

  • Author : Alan Felthous
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 1250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119159308

The Wiley International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law Excerpt :

The economic impact of society's attempts to rehabilitate and contain psychopathically disordered individuals can be enormous. Understanding the nature of these disorders, developing accurate and valid assessment methods, and providing effective treatment and safe management cannot be underestimated. Including contributions from an international panel of experts from Europe, North America, and Asia, this two-volume set offers an in-depth, multidisciplinary look at key aspects of the development and etiology of psychopathic disorders; current methods of intervention, treatment, and management; and how these disorders impact decision-making in civil and criminal law. The most comprehensive major reference work available on psychopathy and the law, The Wiley International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law, 2nd Edition: Covers the full history and conceptual development of psychopathic disorders Provides unique and enlightening perspectives on the subject from some of the world’s most well-renowned professionals in the field Looks at the etiology and pathogenesis of psychopathic disorders Examines current methods for the intervention, treatment, and management of ADHD, antisocial behavior, and impulsive aggression Provides in-depth discussions of civil and criminal law issues The Wiley International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law, 2nd Edition is a must-have reference for practitioners and academics in clinical psychology, forensic psychology, psychiatry, probation, law, law enforcement, and social work.

A Climate of Fear  Stone Cold Psychopaths at Work Book

A Climate of Fear Stone Cold Psychopaths at Work

  • Author : Clive Boddy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-08-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 1521972435

A Climate of Fear Stone Cold Psychopaths at Work Excerpt :

Demolishing the myth espoused by some psychologists that psychopathy and success somehow go together, this book mainly concentrates on psychopaths in the workplace. It tells the evidence based story of what it is like for people who work closely with a corporate psychopath. Those who have worked intimately with a corporate psychopath describe the experience as a living hell. It is a traumatic, career changing and life-changing event. The book gives case study details of psychopaths at work in organizations such as a UK charity, a marketing company and a health service provider, and discusses the terrible aftermath of their abusive, bullying presence and capricious leadership, on individuals, organizations and society.Corporate psychopaths are also associated with events of communal significance, with the book linking them to some of the biggest financial scandals of the last fifty years, including those at Enron, the Mirror Group and the Global Financial Crisis.The book also touches on political psychopaths, noting that from Magna Carta to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, humanity has sought to keep a tight rein on the death-dealing destructiveness of psychopaths in political leadership. The book notes the likely destructive effects of a political psychopath leader having his finger on the nuclear button.