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The Elephant in the Boardroom: The Causes of Leadership Derailment

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This book from the acclaimed management writer Adrian Furbanham, explores the dark side of leadership and how and why leaders can have a negative impact upon their companies and organizations. It asks why too often people do not speak out, but instead ignore the problems they are causing.

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Overview

This book from the acclaimed management writer Adrian Furbanham, explores the dark side of leadership and how and why leaders can have a negative impact upon their companies and organizations. It asks why too often people do not speak out, but instead ignore the problems they are causing.

http://adrianfurbanham.com/

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"Although leadership is the most important topic in the organizational sciences, there is no consensus in the professional literature regarding the characteristics of effective leaders. There is, however, surprising consensus regarding the characteristics of incompetent leaders, whose actions ruin companies and even countries. In this useful and engaging book, Professor Adrian Furbanham summarizes what we know about this vitally important problem."
- Robert Hogan, PhD, President, Hogan Assessment Systems
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230229532
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/16/2010
  • Pages: 283
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

ADRIAN FURNHAM is Professor of Psychology at University College, London, UK. He is on the editorial board of a number of jourbanals, has received many awards, and was recognized as the most productive psychologist in the world from 1980 to 1989. He is the author of over 600 jourbanal articles and more than 40-odd books, including successful, popular management books. He acts as a consultant to a number of bodies including HM Government, British Airways, HBOS and SAP and also a number of multinational corporations. He writes regular columns in The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times and is a frequent contributor to BBC radio and television. JOHN TAYLOR is a consultant.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Elephant in the Boardroom
Conclusion

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    The Elephant in the Boardroom

    Psychology professor Adrian Furnham dissects bad leaders, examines their negative characteristics, and reports on why many crash and burn, taking their employees and companies down with them. Furnham reports on the findings of hundreds of researchers who have examined maladjusted, incompetent, tyrannical, Machiavellian, narcissistic, sadistic, predatory and other dangerous leaders, including some who are just plain evil. getAbstract recommends this comprehensive – if at times academic – rundown to those who would prefer not to recruit malevolent managers and to anyone who must coexist with a decidedly bad boss.

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