The Leadership Hubris Epidemic: Biological Roots and Strategies for Prevention

The Leadership Hubris Epidemic: Biological Roots and Strategies for Prevention

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The Leadership Hubris Epidemic: Biological Roots and Strategies for Prevention by Peter Garrard

This edited collection surveys and analyses the multidimensional problem of Hubris syndrome, and its deleterious effect on leadership within organisations. The study develops an extended metaphor of the social and political ill of Hubris as a virulent, communicable disease of dysfunctional leadership, illustrating its ubiquity and potential for serious harm. Taking a biological perspective to understand the possible underlying mechanisms as well as the environments in which hubris has been found to thrive, contributors emphasise the notion of prevention over cure. Divided into three sections, The Leadership Hubris Epidemic examines psychological, neuroendocrinological and neuropsychological approaches to the biology of Hubris, explores factors that encourage or inhibit its growth, and finally provides methods for preventing or retarding its development. This book has huge interdisciplinary appeal and scholars of biology, psychology, sociology, management, and politics will find the topic extremely useful, as well as anyone who is interested in the structure and governance of organisations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319572543
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 10/04/2017
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter Garrard is Professor of Neurology at St George’s University of London, and Deputy Director of the Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, UK. He combines a busy clinical practice with a research programme focusing on language and dementia. He has authored over 100 papers and chapters, and edited three books, including “The Intoxication of Power”, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.

Table of Contents

Part I. Biology.- 1. Frontotemporal Dementia: A Clue to the Biological Basis of Hubris Syndrome?; Peter Garrard.- 2. From Molecule to Market; John Coates, Mark Gurnell and Zoltan Sarnyai.- 3. The Winner Effect: The Neuropsychology of Power; Ian H. Robertson.- Part II. Culture.- 4. Management Failure and Derailment; Adrian Furnham.- 5. Toxic Leadership in the Military; John W. Dagless.- 6. Dysfunctional Leadership in Corporations; Dennis Tourish.- Part III. Hygiene and Antidotes.- 7. Heads of Govenrment 'Toe-Holders' and Time Limits; David Owen.- 8. Influential Partnerships: A Possible Role for a Modern-Day Court Jester; Gillian Hyde.- 9. Preventing and Curing Hubris in Leaders; Karen Otazo.

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