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Narcissism at Work - Personality Disorders of Corporate Leaders
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Narcissism at Work - Personality Disorders of Corporate Leaders
von: Marie-Line Germain
Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
ISBN: 9783319603308
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Inhaltsverzeichnis

  Contents 6  
  About the Author 8  
  List of Figures 9  
  List of Tables 10  
  Chapter 1 Introduction 11  
     Abstract 11  
     References 16  
  Part I Research Background and Definitions 17  
  Chapter 2 Definition and Description (Traits and Skills) of Narcissistic Leaders 18  
     Abstract 18  
     Background on Personality Disorders 18  
     Definition of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) 21  
        Healthy vs. Unhealthy Narcissism 23  
        Overt or Covert NPD 24  
        Gender and Race Breakdown 26  
     Personality Disorders in the Workplace 27  
     References 30  
  Chapter 3 Assessment of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) 34  
     Abstract 34  
     Clinical Measures of Narcissistic Personality Disorder 34  
        NPD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) 35  
        Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI-40 and NPI-16) 38  
        Bold Scale of the Hogan Development Survey (HDS-Bold) 39  
        The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) 40  
        Assessment Limitations 41  
           Legal Concerns 42  
           The Art of Faking Tests 44  
     References 45  
  Chapter 4 Narcissism in Leadership and Management: A Research Summary 49  
     Abstract 49  
     Leadership Emergence 51  
        First Impressions 51  
        Progressive Reveal of NPD’s Interpersonal Relationship Deficiencies 53  
        NPD’s Inflated Sense of Leadership Ability 54  
           Source of Leadership Report 54  
     Across Professions and Fields: The Media, Entertainment, Business, Sports, and Politics 55  
     Organizational Effects of Personality-disordered Employees 55  
        The Upsides 57  
           Charisma 57  
           Vision 58  
           Workaholics and High Achievers 60  
        The Downsides 60  
           Personal Flaws 61  
           Control and Power 61  
           Difficult to Get AlongInfliction of Pain on Subordinates 62  
           Pet Projects that are Costly to Organizations 63  
           Myopic Views and Behaviors 64  
        NPD Triangulation 65  
        Human and Financial Cost of NPD Leaders 66  
        Theoretical and Practical Implications 67  
           Theoretical Implications 67  
           Practical Implications 67  
     References 68  
  Part II Understanding NPD Corporate Leaders 77  
  Chapter 5 How NPD Leaders Perceive Themselves and Others 78  
     Abstract 78  
     How NPD Leaders Perceive Themselves 78  
        Childhood Patterns of a Narcissist 79  
        Defense Mechanisms and Abusive Techniques 81  
           Silent Treatment 82  
           Conflict Avoidance 82  
           Smudging the Truth 83  
           One Coping Mechanism: Work 83  
           Threats 83  
           The Martyr 84  
           Blaming Others for their Mistakes 84  
           Alliances and Smear Campaigns 85  
        The Narcissist Talks 87  
     How NPD Leaders Perceive Others 89  
        From Charm to Rage 90  
     References 91  
  Part III Practice: Practical Solutions for Those Who Work with NPD Corporate Leaders 92  
  Chapter 6 Considerations for HR, Consultants, and Organizational Psychologists 93  
     Abstract 93  
     Detecting abusive Signs in Leaders and Signs of Distress in Subordinates 94  
        Everyday 94  
        At Work 94  
     Strategies to Cope with Narcissistic Corporate Leader Behaviors 97  
        Tools for People 97  
           Ignoring 98  
           Confronting 98  
           Befriending the NPD leader 100  
           Contacting Management andor the Human Resources Department 102  
           Transferring to Another Department or Resigning 103  
           Impact of PTSD 107  
        Tools for Organizations 109  
     Recruitment of NPD Corporate Leaders and Corrective Action 112  
     Healthcare Coverage, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Legal Considerations 113  
        Workplace Bullying and Harassment 115  
        When Harassing Conduct Violates the Law 117  
        What Should an Employee Do if He Witnesses or Is Subjected to Harassment? 118  
        What Should HR Do When a Complaint Is Filed? 118  
        The Narcissistic Plaintiffs: Human Resources Professionals… Beware! 119  
     References 120  
  Part IV Case Studies and Proposed Solutions 124  
  Chapter 7 Case Studies and Practical Advice 125  
     Abstract 125  
     Case studies and suggested approaches for professional relationships 125  
        Dolores Jackson, Vice-President of Communications 126  
           Personal Background 126  
           Professional Life 126  
           Notable Quotes 132  
        Donald Trump, Businessman 132  
           Personal Background 132  
           Professional Life 133  
           Notable Quotes 135  
        Sarah Palin, Governor 136  
           Personal Background 136  
           Professional Life 137  
           Notable Quotes 139  
        Steve Jobs, CEO 139  
           Personal Background 139  
           Professional Life 139  
           Notable Quotes 140  
        William Strickland, Professor of History 141  
           Personal Background 141  
           Professional Life 142  
           Notable Quotes 144  
        Overview of the cases 144  
           Early developmental experiences of idealization, independence, high expectations, and powerlessness 145  
           Grandiosity 145  
           Empathy 146  
           Winner Vs. Loser Dynamic or Friend Vs. Enemy 147  
        Suggested approaches for professional relationships 148  
     References 153  
  Chapter 8 Book Summary and Directions for Future Research 155  
     Abstract 155  
     Extreme Narcissists in the Workplace: Impact on People and Businesses 156  
     Teamwork 157  
     Signs of NPD 158  
     Setting Boundaries 160  
     Impact on Co-workers of NPDs 161  
     Self-preservation Tactics Include 161  
     Social Impact 162  
     Treatment for Narcissistic Personality Disorder 164  
     Psychotherapy 164  
     Directions for Future Research 165  
     Suggested Readings and Audio-Visual Resources 167  
        Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy (1808) 167  
           Synopsis 167  
        Big Eyes (2014) 167  
           Synopsis 167  
        Catch Me if You Can (2002) 168  
           Synopsis 168  
        Citizen Kane (1941) 168  
           Synopsis 168  
        Gaslight (1944) 168  
           Synopsis 168  
        Gone Girl (2014) 168  
           Synopsis 168  
        Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) 169  
           Synopsis 169  
        House of Cards (US Television Series)(2013) 169  
           Synopsis 169  
        Jobs (2013) 169  
           Synopsis 169  
        Shame (2011) 170  
           Synopsis 170  
        The Devil Wears Prada (2006) 170  
           Synopsis 170  
        Wall Street (1987) 170  
           Synopsis 170  
        Working Girl (1998) 170  
           Synopsis 170  
     References 171  
  Appendix 173  
     Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: Developments in Theory, Research, and Practice (2011) 173  
     Preventing Workplace Bullying: An Evidence-Based Guide for Managers and Employees (2011) 174  
     Workplace Bullying: Symptoms and Solutions (2012) 174  
     The Violence-Prone Workplace: A New Approach to Dealing with Hostile, Threatening, and Uncivil Behavior (2001) 175  
     Mobbing: Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace (1999) 175  
     Mobbing: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions (2012) 176  
     Overcoming Mobbing: A Recovery Guide for Workplace Aggression and Bullying (2014) 176  
     The Bully at Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job (2009) 176  
     The Bully-Free Workplace: Stop Jerks, Weasels, and Snakes From Killing Your Organization (2011) 177  
     Workplace Bullying: What We Know, Who is to Blame, and What Can We Do? (2001) 177  
     Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work (2007) 178  
     The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t (2007) 178  
  Index 179  


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