Dark Personalities in the Workplace

Dark Personalities in the Workplace
Author: Cynthia Mathieu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN 10: 012815828X
ISBN 13: 9780128158289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Personalities in the Workplace Book Review:

Dark Personalities in the Workplace defines dark personalities, their prevalence in the workplace, and how they are best managed. The book brings together research in psychology and business to both profile these employees and impart best practices for businesses to manage them. Chapters explore narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy in a work context. Coverage includes common behaviors such as incivility, negative attitudes, counterproductive behavior and escalating to harassment, bullying, violence, and fraud. Practical advice is given on how to avoid hiring dark personalities, avoid promoting dark personalities, and how to perform investigations and interventions with dark personalities. With a background in forensic psychology and industrial/organizational psychology, Cynthia Mathieu provides a researched understanding to these personalities, case studies to better understand them, and practical tools and applied solutions for dealing with them. Integrates psychology and business literature on dark personalities Identifies common personality features and behaviors Suggests HR protocols to avoid hiring dark personalities Addresses how to manage and review performance for dark personalities Explores the importance of leadership and organizational culture Presents case studies and applied solutions Provides recommendations for investigations and interventions

The Dark Triad of Personality

The Dark Triad of Personality
Author: Minna Lyons
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2019-01-11
ISBN 10: 0128142928
ISBN 13: 9780128142929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Triad of Personality Book Review:

The Dark Triad of Personality: Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy in Everyday Life summarizes the latest research on how these personality traits (psychopathology, narcissism, Machiavellianism) are defined and displayed, while also exploring the impact they have on individuals and society, the relationship between clinical conditions and personality traits, and their adaptivity. The book introduces the Dark Triad through the lens of existing clinical and personality literature, discussing shared and unique cognitive and empathetic profiles associated with each trait. Antisocial, antagonistic, and criminal behaviors associated with the Dark Triad are also covered, as is the way these individuals compete socially and in the workplace. Reviews the development, measurement and evolutionary origins of these traits Explores how these traits may be adaptive Assesses the relationship between clinical conditions and Dark Triad personality traits Includes sections on manipulation, competition and cooperation

Corporate Psychopathy

Corporate Psychopathy
Author: Katarina Fritzon,Nathan Brooks,Simon Croom
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2019-12-23
ISBN 10: 3030271889
ISBN 13: 9783030271886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corporate Psychopathy Book Review:

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 Dark Side of Personality

The Dark Side of Personality
Author: Virgil Zeigler-Hill,David K. Marcus
Publsiher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781433821875
ISBN 13: 1433821877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Side of Personality Book Review:

Dark personality traits, and traits with dark features, are connected to destructive behaviors and interpersonal problems. Even moderate levels of these traits can cause significant issues. Understanding them will play an integral role in treating individuals who exhibit dark, unhealthy characteristics. Thus, a primary goal of this book is to unite personality psychology and clinical psychology. It synthesizes recent research that connects pathological personality features to the Big Five personality dimensions, creating an interdisciplinary taxonomy of dark personality traits. This volume brings together a diverse panel of experts who provide complex, nuanced perspectives on a variety of personality traits, including those that are readily accepted as dark (e.g., the Dark Triad of narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism), have been largely ignored by the broader psychological literature (e.g., spitefulness), have not been included in previous discussions of dark personality traits (e.g., authoritarianism), or appear to be at least somewhat positive on a superficial level (e.g., perfectionism and fearless dominance). Chapters explore both maladaptive and adaptive features of these traits, including how to address them in clinical settings. The final chapter ties the entire volume together with a thorough review of common themes, clinical implications, and research goals across all traits.

Counterproductive Work Behaviors

Counterproductive Work Behaviors
Author: Aaron Cohen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2018-01-29
ISBN 10: 1315454793
ISBN 13: 9781315454795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counterproductive Work Behaviors Book Review:

There has been a growing interest among scholars in the fields of organizational behaviour and industrial psychology in what can be termed "the dark side of the organizations." A main concept in this regard this is both important and relevant counterproductive work behaviours (CWBs), which can be defined as deliberate actions that harm the organization or its members. These behaviours include a variety of acts that can be directed toward organizations (CWB-O) or toward other people (CWB-P). Destroying organizational property, purposely doing work incorrectly, and taking unauthorized work breaks are examples of CWB-O, whereas hitting a co-worker, insulting others, and shouting at someone are forms of CWB-P. Despite the growing interest in CWBs as a research issue, not enough is known about the determinants of CWBs. The goal of Counterproductive Work Behaviors therefore is to cover this stimulating, important, and innovative issue of dark triad personalities in the workplace. The book will deal with important aspects of this issue, such as the characteristics of dark triad personalities, how they operate and damage organizations, what organizations are more vulnerable to them, ways to diagnose and detect them, and ways to handle dark triad personalities and prevent them from harming organizations and employees. There is no doubt that the issues covered by Counterproductive Work Behaviors will continue to attract academic attention and therefore the book is essential reading for researchers, academics and business professionals alike in the fields of Organizational Studies and Behaviour, Organizational Psychology, Strategy, Human Resource Management, Leadership and the related disciplines.

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences Clinical Applied and Cross Cultural Research

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences  Clinical  Applied  and Cross Cultural Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 1119795265
ISBN 13: 9781119795261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences Clinical Applied and Cross Cultural Research Book Review:

Volume 4, Clinical, Applied, and Cross-Cultural Research of The Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences The Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences (EPID) is organized into four volumes that look at the many likenesses and differences between individuals. Each of these four volumes focuses on a major content area in the study of personality psychology and individuals' differences. The first volume, Models and Theories, surveys the significant classic and contemporary viewpoints, perspectives, models, and theoretical approaches to the study of personality and individuals' differences (PID). The second volume on Measurement and Assessment examines key classic and modern methods and techniques of assessment in the study of PID. Volume III, titled Personality Processes and Individuals Differences, covers the important traditional and current dimensions, constructs, and traits in the study of PID. The final volume discusses three major categories: clinical contributions, applied research, and cross-cultural considerations, and touches on topics such as culture and identity, multicultural identities, cross-cultural examinations of trait structures and personality processes, and more. Each volume contains approximately 100 entries on personality and individual differences written by a diverse international panel of leading psychologists Covers significant classic and contemporary personality psychology models and theories, measurement and assessment techniques, personality processes and individuals differences, and research Provides a comprehensive and in-depth overview of the field of personality psychology The Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences is an important resource for all psychology students and professionals engaging in the study and research of personality.

Studies in Machiavellianism

Studies in Machiavellianism
Author: Richard Christie,Florence L. Geis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483260607
ISBN 13: 9781483260600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in Machiavellianism Book Review:

Studies in Machiavellianism covers the various aspects of Machiavellian personality and characteristics. Traditionally, the "Machiavellian" is someone who views and manipulates others for his own purposes. This 17-chapter text discusses the empirical findings on approved canons of social psychological reporting concerning Machiavellianism. The introductory chapters examine the relationships between Machiavellianism and measures of ability, opinion, and personality, as well as the visual interaction in relation to Machiavellianism and an unethical act. The succeeding chapters discuss the results and implications of the Machiavel study, with a particular emphasis on the measure of success of attempts to manipulate others. Other chapters deal with the results of the Con and Ten Dollar Games along with their interpretation. The remaining chapters discuss the laboratory and field research studies of Machiavellianism, as well as its social correlation. This book will prove useful to social psychologist, behaviorists, historians, and researchers.

Machiavellianism

Machiavellianism
Author: Tamás Bereczkei
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN 10: 1351605585
ISBN 13: 9781351605588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machiavellianism Book Review:

The world abounds with tricksters, swindlers, and impostors. Many of them may well be described with the term Machiavellian. Such individuals disrespect moral principles, deceive their fellow beings, and take advantage of others’ frailty and gullibility. They have a penetrating, rational, and sober mind undisturbed by emotions. At times we cannot help but be enchanted by their talent even though we know they misuse it. Recent studies have revealed that Machiavellians possess a complex set of abilities and motivations. This insightful book examines the complexities of the Machiavellian trait, in relation to attitude, behaviour, and personality. By integrating results and experiences from social, personality, cognitive, and evolutionary psychology, Tamás Bereczkei explores the characteristics of Machiavellianism (such as social intelligence, deception, manipulation, and lack of empathy), and the causes and motives guiding Machiavellian behaviour. The author also demonstrates how Machiavellianism is related to strategic thinking and flexible long-term decisions rather than to a short-term perspective, as previously thought, and explores Machiavellianism in relation to the construct of the Dark Triad. The first comprehensive psychological book on Machiavellianism since Christie and Geis’ pioneering work in 1970, Machiavellianism summarises the most important research findings over the last few decades. This book is fascinating reading for students and researchers of psychology and related courses, as well as professionals dealing with Machiavellians in their work and practice.

Coaching the Dark Side of Personality

Coaching the Dark Side of Personality
Author: Rodney Warrenfeltz,Trish Kellett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN 10: 9780997516913
ISBN 13: 0997516917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coaching the Dark Side of Personality Book Review:

Coaching the Dark Side of Personality is the first comprehensive guide addressing the critical role of personality in the development and performance of leaders.

Research Companion to the Dysfunctional Workplace

Research Companion to the Dysfunctional Workplace
Author: Janice Langan-Fox,Cary L. Cooper,Richard J. Klimoski
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1847207081
ISBN 13: 9781847207081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Companion to the Dysfunctional Workplace Book Review:

A work exposing and exploring the phenomena of the dysfunctional workplace is long overdue. This fascinating book does just that, uncovering the subversiveness, counter-productive behaviour and unspoken issues that managers struggle with on a daily basis. This Companion not only explores organizational dysfunction as it concerns individuals, it also examines broader issues of dysfunction and its effects with regards teams, managers and organizational systems. Lively discussion encompasses the symptoms of distress, illness, absenteeism, and inefficiency that point towards behavioural disorders and system-wide malfunction. From personality disorders to wars over territory , the book chronicles and reveals the true nature of often hidden workplace problems including bullying, unethical behaviour, loss of trust, organizational deviance, cowardice, workaholism, negative humour and emotions, personality disorders, mismanagement, and malfunctioning performance and selection systems. So what can be done? Practical solutions to these dysfunctional phenomena are presented by international experts from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including management, psychology and economics. This fascinating, highly original book will be of enormous interest to students, researchers, academics and practitioners across all sectors of business and management, human resource management in particular.

The Dark Side of the Workplace

The Dark Side of the Workplace
Author: Annette B. Roter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2018-11-08
ISBN 10: 1351363778
ISBN 13: 9781351363778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Side of the Workplace Book Review:

The workplace can be a hotbed of difficulty and incivility—from rumors spread about an individual, to the agonies of stress, to physical attacks and even death. Evidence suggests that not only does incivility have significant implications for employees, organizations and society, it is also on the rise. In recent years we have experienced increased acts of incivility in the workplace, social media and government positions. There is a direct correlation between uncivil behavior and financial outcomes for organizations. It is estimated that stress related to uncivil actions in the workplace costs organizations approximately $300 billion annually. The cost of personal implications for employees is often too high to calculate as individuals experience loss of reputation and significant psychological and physical distress. With the increased use of social media, individuals are experiencing incivility that crosses the boundary between their personal and professional lives. This book delves into the darker side of the workplace, discussing bullying, toxic work environments, corporate psychopaths, the struggles of stress, and more. It combines recent research and case studies to provide an understanding of these behaviors, and offers practical solutions on how to cultivate a healthy working environment.

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders
Author: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN 10: 1633696332
ISBN 13: 9781633696334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders Book Review:

Look around your office. Turn on the TV. Incompetent leadership is everywhere, and there's no denying that most of these leaders are men. In this timely and provocative book, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic asks two powerful questions: Why is it so easy for incompetent men to become leaders? And why is it so hard for competent people--especially competent women--to advance? Marshaling decades of rigorous research, Chamorro-Premuzic points out that although men make up a majority of leaders, they underperform when compared with female leaders. In fact, most organizations equate leadership potential with a handful of destructive personality traits, like overconfidence and narcissism. In other words, these traits may help someone get selected for a leadership role, but they backfire once the person has the job. When competent women--and men who don't fit the stereotype--are unfairly overlooked, we all suffer the consequences. The result is a deeply flawed system that rewards arrogance rather than humility, and loudness rather than wisdom. There is a better way. With clarity and verve, Chamorro-Premuzic shows us what it really takes to lead and how new systems and processes can help us put the right people in charge.

The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences

The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences
Author: Virgil Zeigler-Hill,Todd K. Shackelford
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1625
Release: 2021-08-04
ISBN 10: 152645565X
ISBN 13: 9781526455659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences Book Review:

The examination of personality and individual differences is a major field of research in the modern discipline of psychology. Concerned with the ways humans develop an organised set of characteristics to shape themselves and the world around them, it is a study of how people come to be ‘different’ and ‘similar’ to others, on both an individual and a cultural level. The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Difference is the broadest and most comprehensive overview of the field to date. With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students. Its three volumes cover all of the central concepts, domains and debates of this globally-expanding discipline, including the core theoretical perspectives, research strategies, as well as the origins, applications, and measurement of personality and individual difference.

Resilience HBR Emotional Intelligence Series

Resilience  HBR Emotional Intelligence Series
Author: Harvard Business Review,Daniel Goleman,Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld,Shawn Achor
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 1633693244
ISBN 13: 9781633693241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilience HBR Emotional Intelligence Series Book Review:

How do some people bounce back with vigor from daily setbacks, professional crises, or even intense personal trauma? This book reveals the key traits of those who emerge stronger from challenges, helps you train your brain to withstand the stresses of daily life, and presents an approach to an effective career reboot. This volume includes the work of: Daniel Goleman Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld Shawn Achor This collection of articles includes “How Resilience Works,” by Diane Coutu; “Resilience for the Rest of Us,” by Daniel Goleman; “How to Evaluate, Manage, and Strengthen Your Resilience,” by David Kopans; “Find the Coaching in Criticism,” by Sheila Heen and Douglas Stone; “Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound After Career Disasters,” by Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld and Andrew J. Ward; and “Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure,” by Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan. How to be human at work. The HBR Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.

Dark Social

Dark Social
Author: Ian MacRae
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-11-11
ISBN 10: 1472983106
ISBN 13: 9781472983107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Social Book Review:

From Donald Trump's outrageous tweets to the impact of the GRU (Russia's military intelligence agency) on foreign elections, through to echo chambers and amplification by bots and networks - the negative side of social media is becoming ever more apparent. Now far removed from a comfortable landscape of cat videos and family pictures, social media is now open to exploitation from a range of sources, from disgruntled employees to 'fake news'. The negative impact of social media upon the workplace can have damaging consequences for businesses. Reputations can be ruined overnight, employees can manipulate social media feeds to their own advantage, and the boundaries between professional and personal social media conduct can become dangerously blurred. Dark Social is an approachable and widely applicable guide to the dangers of social media, and the steps that can be taken by businesses to avoid any negative consequences as a result of social media activity. Despite these risks, social media should not be neglected - it has become a fundamental part of business literacy and is now an essential element of any successful marketing & PR campaign. Drawing upon fascinating case studies and organizational psychology, Dark Social is a timely and fascinating insight into the darker side of social media.

Surrounded by Idiots

Surrounded by Idiots
Author: Thomas Erikson
Publsiher: St. Martin's Essentials
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 1250179955
ISBN 13: 9781250179951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surrounded by Idiots Book Review:

Do you ever think you’re the only one making any sense? Or tried to reason with your partner with disastrous results? Do long, rambling answers drive you crazy? Or does your colleague’s abrasive manner rub you the wrong way? You are not alone. After a disastrous meeting with a highly successful entrepreneur, who was genuinely convinced he was ‘surrounded by idiots’, communication expert and bestselling author, Thomas Erikson dedicated himself to understanding how people function and why we often struggle to connect with certain types of people. Surrounded by Idiots is an international phenomenon, selling over 1.5 million copies worldwide. It offers a simple, yet ground-breaking method for assessing the personalities of people we communicate with – in and out of the office – based on four personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow), and provides insights into how we can adjust the way we speak and share information. Erikson will help you understand yourself better, hone communication and social skills, handle conflict with confidence, improve dynamics with your boss and team, and get the best out of the people you deal with and manage. He also shares simple tricks on body language, improving written communication, advice on when to back away or when to push on, and when to speak up or shut up. Packed with ‘aha!’ and ‘oh no!’ moments, Surrounded by Idiots will help you understand and communicate with those around you, even people you currently think are beyond all comprehension. And with a bit of luck you can also be confident that the idiot out there isn’t you!

5 Voices

5 Voices
Author: Jeremie Kubicek,Steve Cockram
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-03-07
ISBN 10: 1119111099
ISBN 13: 9781119111092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

5 Voices Book Review:

"5 Voices helps leaders know themselves to lead their team. By discovering your voice and the voices of those around you, you will learn how to connect, communicate, and lead every kind of team member. The 5 Voices of Leadership are: 1. the Pioneer: focused of future vision and how to win 2. the Connector: focused on relational networks, communication, collaboration 3. the Creative: focused on future, organizational integrity, social conscience 4. the Guardian: focused on tradition, money, and resources 5. the Nurturer: focused on people, values, relationships"--

Overcoming Bad Leadership in Organizations

Overcoming Bad Leadership in Organizations
Author: Derek Lusk
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 0197552757
ISBN 13: 9780197552759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Bad Leadership in Organizations Book Review:

"Robert Hogan is known for suggesting that the most consequential question in human affairs is, "Who should lead?" History is riddled with examples of how the survival of collectivities - schools, governments, nations, organizations - is determined by who is in charge. Good leaders turn businesses drowning in red ink into industry juggernauts; they transform "B" players into high-performers with minimal infighting and seamless cooperation. Yet history also shows that leadership strengths coincide with deeply troubled dark sides that result in totalitarian regimes, large-scale financial collapses such as the global financial crisis of 2008, exclusive political and economic institutions, ill-conceived military entanglements, and the inability to manage public health during global pandemics,"--

Leadership Work and the Dark Side of Personality

Leadership  Work  and the Dark Side of Personality
Author: Seth M. Spain
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-02-16
ISBN 10: 0128128224
ISBN 13: 9780128128220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership Work and the Dark Side of Personality Book Review:

Leadership, Work, and the Dark Side of Personality uses an interpersonal psychological perspective to unite general theories of both personality and leadership. By focusing in on the interpersonal, the book characterizes social behaviors by their agency (how dominant they are) and by their communion (how relational and nurturing they are). It argues that these interpersonal dimensions align closely with the traditional structure of leader behaviors—both task-related and relationship oriented behaviors—and uses those frameworks to orient trait theory for both normal-range personality traits and subclinical (dark side) traits. After overviewing the history of leadership theory, reviewing normal range personality traits (Extraversion, Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness and Openness) and subclinical traits, such as the Dark Triad (Narcissism, Machiavellianism and Psychopathy), the book moves on to thoroughly bring the perspective of interpersonal psychology to bear on questions of personality and leadership, and ends by narrowing in on how the dark side of personality affects the leadership process—for better and for worse. Discusses the role of personality in job performance and satisfaction Critiques both historical and contemporary leadership approaches Includes lesser known approaches to leadership, such as paternalism and empowerment Narrows in on the dark side of personality and the role it plays in the leadership process Distinguishes between effective leaders and successful leaders

Workplace Ostracism

Workplace Ostracism
Author: Cong Liu,Jie Ma
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2021-01-04
ISBN 10: 303054379X
ISBN 13: 9783030543792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Workplace Ostracism Book Review:

Workplace mistreatment is a burgeoning topic of interest, with the majority of workers having experienced it in some form. This book explores workplace ostracism and its negative effects on employee and organizational outcomes, such as employee attitudes, behaviors, and well-being. This edited volume defines workplace ostracism and examines how to differentiate ostracism from other type of workplace mistreatment, such as workplace incivility and interpersonal conflict. Among the questions it seeks to answer are: 1) what are the individual, relational, and contextual factors that influence employees’ workplace ostracism experiences; and 2) what constitutes ostracism in stigmatized populations, such as international students, immigrant workers, and older workers. Researchers in organizational behavior, I/O psychology, and the sociology of work will find this book to be a valuable resource.