Snakes in Suits

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Jun 2011

Do you work with or for a business psychopath? How would you ever know? How can you manage them, or mitigate the risks they can cause you and your organisation? This excellent book by Paul Babiak and Robert Hare is illuminating and chilling. Some early indicators:
They are absolutely charming when they need to be
They know how to read people like books
They are scheming and duplicitous
They know how to win over sponsors who love them
They have absolutely no genuine emotion or remorse
They can cause chaos and divisiveness in teams
You don’t see them coming
They move on without any blame sticking
If cornered they make it your or other people’s fault

Sound familiar?

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