Would it be useful to study Psychopaths at the Stock Exchange?

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Would it be useful to study Psychopaths at the Stock Exchange?

Well maybe, given the chaos in the financial services sector since 2008, Lehman Brothers, Royal Bank of Scotland and many more.

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The size of the damage done is incalculable and the financial tab picked up by governments unprecedented, so is there a case for corporate business and state financial murder? Well, we know that there is a case that, had auditors and regulators done their job properly many CEO’s and Chairmen from this sector would now be in prison.

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Let’s say you are the Chairman of one of the largest financial institutes in the world with assets of $638 billion and you need to employ a new Chief Executive. Your number one candidate seems to have all the requisite skills, is charming, smart and has all of the right answers to your questions, problem solved – right? Hang on though wouldn’t you want to know if you were about to employ a Psychopath. Well there are many examples out there of this having happened and is still happening. We would like to believe that if we met someone who was completely without conscience and someone who was capable of doing anything in order to serve their purpose or to get them what they wanted, you could spot it.

Right?

No not necessarily.

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In popular imagery of the psychopath we think of the likes of Hannibal Lecter or the Moors Murderers but in reality many psychopaths just want money, power, fame or a nice car.

Psychopaths – Narcissists or Sociopaths – lets just summarize the differences.

Every Psychopath is Narcissistic – Not Every Narcissist is a Psychopath

Narcissism is a DISORDER of SELF-ESTEEM, the two triggers being SHAME and GUILT !!!!!

Psychopaths DON’T FEEL and they are BORN that way.

Sociopaths are the SAME AS PSYCHOPATHS the difference is they ARE MADE not BORN that way!!

Narcissism is clinically defined as having up to 9 CHARACTERISTICS and everyone has 1 or 2, however if you are diagnosed as having more than 5 you are classified as having a PERSONALITY DISORDER. Read More >>>>>>>>>>>>

Leadership the Productive and Moral Application of Influence

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Leadership the Productive and Moral Application of Influence

Ethics and profit in all organisations and societies are, at some point, often in conflict with one another (doing the right thing morally and doing the right thing for your profits will always create a dilemma).

So what do we mean by Leadership, the Productive and Moral Application of Influence?

Well this implies that Leadership can be applied morally or immorally even coercively in organisations to attain an intended goal or state.

If you know our thoughts on this matter, you will be aware that we are totally perplexed by the sheer number of leadership models being peddled across the World, and of course you have those that are in and out of vogue models reinvented from the past and models wearing a different disguise. Read More >>>>>>>>>>>>

Transformational Leadership

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Transactional or Transformational Leadership

Change has never been popular

“It should be borne in mind that there is nothing more difficult to arrange, more doubtful of success, and more dangerous to carry through than initiating changes in a state’s constitution. The innovator makes enemies of all those who prospered under the old order, and only lukewarm support is forthcoming from those who would prosper under the new.”

Nicolo Machiavelli 1469-1527

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Much has been written about the subject of leadership. Leadership is critical to the achievement of high performance, no matter what your business or area of responsibility. It is also essential in helping others aspire to and attain high levels of performance for themselves and the organisation. Leadership has not stood still in the last decade and is continually being crafted to ensure that modern theories and practice are meeting the new demands of the marketplace (currently there are 80 models to choose from but of these can be collated under 5 or 6 headings or approaches). Read More >>>>>>>>>>>>