Are narcissistic CEOs bad for business?
Oct 15, 2018

Are narcissistic CEOs bad for business?

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Silicon Valley loves a charismatic founder story. But there's a difference between vision and leadership and … narcissism. And new research shows that narcissistic CEOs are bad for business. Jennifer Chatman, a professor of management at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business who has researched the tech industry, found that narcissistic CEOs tend to pay themselves more and pay their executives less. They get involved in more lawsuits because they take more risks than they need to. And they tend to hire people more because of their loyalty than their skills or judgment. Molly Wood asks Chatman if the myth of the genius founder means a lot more narcissists in tech. (10/15/18)

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Are narcissistic CEOs bad for business?

Oct 15, 2018
Chief executives high on the narcissism scale may interview well, but flail long term.
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Silicon Valley loves a charismatic founder story. But there’s a difference between vision and leadership and … narcissism. And new research shows that narcissistic CEOs are bad for business. Jennifer Chatman, a professor of management at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business who has researched the tech industry, found that narcissistic CEOs tend to pay themselves more and pay their executives less. They get involved in more lawsuits because they take more risks than they need to. And they tend to hire people more because of their loyalty than their skills or judgment. Molly Wood asks Chatman if the myth of the genius founder means a lot more narcissists in tech. (10/15/18)

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