Friday, January 26, 2018

Psychopaths thrive under abusive managers which is great if you’re one of the estimated 1% to 5% of the population with psychopathic tendencies and you serve under a Sith Lord… but not so great for the rest of us.

A recent study found that “abusive supervisors may empower employees with characteristics that hold strong potential to damage the organization and its stakeholders.” Translation: Abusive managers reward those with psychopathic tendencies and allow them to flourish, resulting in long-term damage to your organization.

We’re finally entering an era where we can openly discuss bad behavior in the workplace and take corrective action instead of attempting to excuse it. If you know a supervisor is abusive, it’s time to take action. Do it both for the non-psychopathic majority in your employ as well as for the overall health of your organization.

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