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There are ways to escape the narcissistic bosses

There are ways to escape the narcissistic bosses

By In Uncategorized On October 2, 2008

You’re bound to run into narcissistic bosses at some point in your career, because such personalities gravitate toward leadership.

“Most public leaders have a large streak of narcissism in them or I don’t think they’d be able to lead,” says psychologist and executive coach Randall White, a principal with the Executive Development Group LLC.

“They tend to be perceived as overly ambitious … [with] an ‘it’s all about me’ quality, becoming extremely harsh with employees.”

Dr. White, who works in the company’s Greensboro, N.C., office, says this self-orientation shapes a view of the world that colors everything they do and say. It also sets an agenda that is theirs alone. Most are task-oriented, “letting the crumbs fall down on employees to make the boss look good,” he says.

Read the full article in Mildred L. Culp’s syndicated column.

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