12% of senior corporate leaders display a range of psychopathic traits.
This is a result of recent research by Simon Croom, a professor of supply chain management at the University of San Diego School of Business.
Other researchers believe that 20% of CEOs could be corporate psychopaths too.
According to the researchers, corporate psychopaths:
- often bully others, create conflict, discourage subordinates’ ideas, behave unethically, and even urge others to do the same
- create a hostile workplace environment, increase unhealthy competition, stress, absenteeism, disengagement
Corporate psychopaths are more than 12%.
Consider for example how many managers show these traits:
- they look friendly and charming but are snakes
- they devalue others to appear always the winners
- they cheat, manipulate and corrode the truth
- they take actions that show contradictions
Ultimately, a corporate psychopath in a key position of power will bring the company down because they will put their selfish desires over the needs of the business and its employees.