Transformational Leader or Narcissist: How Grandiose Narcissists Can Create and Destroy Organizations and Institutions
Originally published on California Management Review
We are excited to announce that Professor Jennifer Chatman and Charles O'Reilly have been awarded the best article award for 2021 from California Management Review!
The article, Transformational Leader or Narcissist: How Grandiose Narcissists Can Create and Destroy Organizations and Institutions, addresses a critical problem in today's business landscape: how to recognize the signs of narcissism among leaders. By the DSM-5 criteria, people with narcissistic personality disorder have an inflated sense of their own importance, a feeling of superiority and entitlement, a need for admiration, an extreme level of self-confidence, and a willingness to exploit others for their own ends. If left unchecked, a narcissist's unbridled pursuit of their own self interest can harm organizations over the long run.