This book explores the damaging effects of personality disorders in corporate leaders, particularly in regard to organizational variables including employee productivity, motivation, well-being, retention, and ultimately, the organization's bottom line. While helping employees recognize and understand the overt and covert characteristics of malignant narcissism, Narcissism at Work offers solutions and coping strategies vital for employees, industrial psychologists, human resource professionals, and organizational leaders in order to optimize business functions and increase employee well-being.
Marie-Line Germain is an award-winning Associate Professor of Human Resources and Leadership at Western Carolina University, USA. Her research and publications focus on employee expertise, mental health in the workplace, and dysfunctional leadership behaviors. She is a Fulbright grant recipient and has extensive experience as a human resource consultant.
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Part I - RESEARCH Background and definitions
Chapter 2- Definition and description (traits and skills) of narcissistic leaders
Chapter 3- Assessment of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
Chapter 4- Narcissism in Leadership and Management: A Research Summary
Part II- Understanding the NPD corporate leaders
Chapter 5- How NPD leaders perceive themselves and others
Part III- PRACTICE: Practical solutions for those who work with NPD corporate leaders Chapter 6- Considerations for HR, Consultants, and Organizational Psychologists
Part IV - Case studies and proposed solutions
Chapter 7 - Case studies and Practical Advice
Chapter 8 - Book summary and directions for future research