In most circumstances, narcissism doesn’t go over well. We tend not to like individuals who exhibit arrogance or too much dominance or hostility—all traits associated with the narcissist. But there’s one big exception to the rule: leadership...
For some reason, when we rate narcissists on leadership qualities, we put them up there with the best, ranking them high on those attributes that we think make a good leader and happily putting responsibility into their hands.
And it actually kind of makes sense. Some of the same characteristics that signal good leadership—confidence, authority, dominance—also make for a narcissistic personality type. But is narcissism actually a good quality in a leader?
¿ Narcissistic leaders hinder information flow
¿ What is necessary for optimal decision results?
¿ The mark of a good leader
Perhaps it’s time to reassess what qualities we stress in a good leader—and what qualities we perceive as signs of weakness.
The gap between reality and perception is a persistent one – and one that leaves us with leaders who may look to be the picture of effectiveness but are actually the very things that are keeping true effectiveness from being fully realized...
☛What is Narcissism?
Narcissism is most often described as unhealthy and destructive…"narcissistic leadership can be driven by unyielding arrogance, self-absorption, and a personal egotistic need for power and admiration…
☛Define Narcissistic Leadership?
Narcissistic leadership is a leadership style in which the leader is only interested in him/herself. Their priority is themselves - at the expense of their people/group members. This leader exhibits the characteristics of a narcissist: arrogance, dominance and hostility. It is a sufficiently common leadership style that it has acquired its own name...
☛Tell me more about the narcissistic leader
Narcissistic leaders are those who are concerned only with their own self-actualisation, social standing and place in the world – they are self-absorbed and take actions to improve these factors, even if it’s at the expense of other people.
¡ 10 Traits of Narcissistic Leaders
1. When leaders think others are there to serve them instead of vice versa. This reverses the principle in
2. When leaders want the perks of the ministry without the pain of the ministry.
3. When leaders put their own needs before the needs of the organization they lead.
4. Leaders who are self-indulgent when it comes to the material things of this world.
5. Leaders who look for close relationships with those who pander to them and avoid those that confront them.
6. When leaders view people as objects to use for their own advantage
7. Leaders who are uninterested in other people’s problems.
8. Leaders who rarely give in to other people’s ideas.
9. Leaders who cannot have intimate emotional connections with close associates or their spouses.
10. Narcissistic leaders are more vulnerable to sexual sins.
☛Can Narcissistic leadership be toxic?
Narcissistic leadership can be toxic to organisational success as decisions are made based on the individual’s own needs rather than those of the organisation. This damaging effect is more acute if the leaders are senior, as the types of decisions they make have more potential to hurt the organisation.
In corporate situations, narcissistic leaders will surround themselves with co-dependents who are used to help the narcissist achieve his or her agenda. Without these ‘cronies’ there may be too much organisational oversight for narcissistic leaders to be able to push forward with their own agenda.
☛Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. asks, on Cutting-Edge Leadership, whether All Leaders are Narcissists!
Some leaders are clearly narcissists. Is narcissism good, bad, or neutral?
>> On effectiveness, utility and success:
Working with a Narcissistic Leader
The delicate dance of effectiveness amid ego, by James Patrick
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☞The Incredible Pros, the Inevitable Cons
Grijalva et al. 2014 provide a very interesting Meta-Analytic A Meta-Analytic Review of Linear and Nonlinear Relationships: Narcissism and Leadership.
Illinois professor of psychology Emily Grijalva and her research team analyzed past research studies on narcissism and its relationship to leadership to find that the most effective leaders have moderate levels of narcissism… Prof. Grijalva argues that Narcissism – to a point – can make a more effective leader, researchers find
☞Ahaa! When good leaders turn bad: the dual face of narcissistic leadership
➤ Still the burning question is: Narcissistic Leadership: Good Over the Long Haul?
ツThe Bonus of Bonuses in the spirit of the Weihnachten…
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