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CLIVE BODDY has been studying the effects of Corporate Psychopaths as experienced by hundreds of managers over the past five years. This has included collecting information on the perceived levels of incidence of experiencing Corporate Psychopaths, collecting reports of critical incidents involving potential Corporate Psychopaths and more recently, collecting data on the effects of Corporate Psychopaths on organisational outcomes. 

Prior to this he was previously a main board director and one of seven founder directors of a pan-regional, Asia-Pacific marketing services (market research) company which sold to a marketing conglomerate in 2002 for a reported US$80m. Subsequent to that he became an Associate Professor in Marketing at a large UK University and now holds two UK Visiting Professorships, in Marketing and Marketing Research respectively. He is a Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Association of Tertiary Education Managers.

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Clive Boddy, author,  Corporate Psychopaths; Organizational Destroyers

Introduction - Corporate Psychopaths as Organisational Destroyers 

The Origins of Corporate Psychopaths 

Corporate Psychopaths, Bullying, Conflict and Unfair Supervision in the Workplace 

The Influence of Corporate Psychopaths on Corporate Social Responsibility and Organisational Commitment to Employees 

Corporate Psychopaths and Organisational Constraints 

Corporate Psychopaths and Workload 

Corporate Psychopaths and Job Satisfaction 

The Organisational Seniority of Corporate Psychopaths 

They create a culture. Can you talk about that?

Corporate Psychopaths and Organisational Type 

Corporate Psychopaths and Withdrawal from Work 

Critical Incidents in the Behaviour of Corporate Psychopaths 

Encouragement of Corporate Psychopaths by Organisations 206 

Corporate Psychopaths compared to other Dark Leadership Personalities: Antisocial Personalities, Dissocial Personalities, Psychotics, Sociopaths, Narcissists and Machiavellians 

The Corporate Psychopaths Theory of the Global Financial Crisis 

Are psychopaths in corporations pretty safe from prosecution?

Ethical Issues Involving Corporate Psychopaths 

 

""Anyone who makes decisions that affect significant numbers of other people, concerning issues of corporate social responsibility or toxic waste, for example, or concerning mass financial markets or mass employment, should be screened to make sure that they are, at the very least, not psychopaths and at most are actually people who care about others,"

What kind of response from businesses have you had so far in terms of the idea of screening out psychopaths?

Do HR directors screen out psychopaths?

This is everywhere.

Companies tend to sweep it under the carpet, pretend it doesn't exist, pay off bullied people, and the bully gets promoted.

Bullies vs Psychopaths and sociopaths

Corporate psychopaths are t hose who go into corporate settings instead of a criminal career.

2008 study: Psychopaths  (1 percent of population) accounted for about 26% of all bullying in a sample of 346 managers. What did you find?

Can psychopaths work with other psychopaths?

     Hitler was diagnosed as a psychopath in 1933, Himmler and Goebels all diagnosed as psychopaths.

HOw are corporate psychopaths different than other psychopaths?

Have there been CEOs or high executivees who have been identified as psychopaths

You have talked about Enron

Dark leadership? What's that?

Corporate Psychopaths Theory of the Global Financial Crisis. What is  it and what kind of response have you had to your theory.?

Is capitalism threatened by corporate psychopaths?

Who do psychopaths surround themselves with?

Are there people who are more vulnerable to psychopaths?

What do psychopaths do in corporations? How do they deal with people who challenge them?

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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