Mirror in the C-Suite: How Narcissistic CEOs Shape Leadership Dynamics

A pioneering study reveals that CEOs with narcissistic traits often surround themselves with similar personalities, potentially destabilising corporate leadership. Research by TU Dortmund University and FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg utilised LinkedIn profiles to uncover how personal traits at the top influence the dynamics of business management
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Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Editor In Chief at The Executive Magazine

Recent research published in the Journal of Management has shed light on the profound impact of narcissistic behaviours in corporate leadership. This innovative study, conducted by academics from TU Dortmund University and FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, explores the complex nature of narcissism in the context of executive roles. Narcissism, characterised...


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