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Why We Don’t Get the Leaders We Think We Want

Friday, March 26, 2021
12:00 pm
Virtual meeting on Zoom
Why We Don’t Get the Leaders We Think We Want: The Fatal Attraction of Narcissism and Psychopathy

DAN Management Distinguished Lecture in Human Organization:
Why We Don’t Get the Leaders We Think We Want: The Fatal Attraction of Narcissism and Psychopathy

Presented by Jeffrey Pfeffer, Stanford University
Paula Caligiuri will serve as discussant.

Join us for this online lecture, March 26, 12 PM Eastern
Presented online, through Zoom

There are relatively straightforward explanations for the vast discrepancies between the prescriptions for what leaders should be and the qualities many if not most leaders actually have.  These include evidence that narcissists have more political skill and are more prone to engage in organizational politics; that the characteristics of both narcissists and psychopaths overlap considerably with qualities associated with leadership;  that sanctions for powerful people misbehaving are not only mostly absent for numerous reasons but in many ways norm violations actually increase power;  and the overwhelming human desire to associate with power and success, almost regardless of how that is achieved.

Jeffrey Pfeffer is an American business theorist and the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, and is considered one of today’s most influential management thinkers.  Pfeffer has presented seminars in 40 countries throughout the world as well as doing consulting and providing executive education for numerous companies, associations, and universities in the United States.  Jeffrey Pfeffer has won the Richard D. Irwin Award presented by the Academy of Management for scholarly contributions to management and numerous awards for his articles and books. He is in the Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame and has been listed as one of the Most Influential HR International Thinkers by HR Magazine. In November, 2011, he was presented with an honorary doctorate degree from Tilburg University in The Netherlands.

Paula Caligiuri, D’Amore-McKim School of Business Distinguished Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University will serve as discussant. Paula Caligiuri is a work psychologist dedicated to helping companies, business teams, and executives become effective in today’s complex global environment. She has been named as one of the most prolific authors in international business for her work in the areas of expatriate management, global leadership development, and cultural agility.

DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies
DAN Management
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