The Eye of the Needle

The Eye of the Needle

There may be fewer women in the C-Suite because they’re more discerning about the company they keep.

In ‘The Psychopath in the C Suite: Redefining the SOB’, Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries writes about psychopaths at the top:

“Outwardly normal, apparently successful and charming, their inner lack of empathy, shame, guilt, or remorse, has serious interpersonal repercussions, and can destroy organizations. Their great adaptive qualities mean they often reach top executive positions… …The ease with which SOBs rise to the top raises the question whether the design of some organizations makes them a natural home for psychopathic individuals.”

I can’t imagine why a person wouldn’t want to work there!  Depending on the source, it is estimated that between 1% and 4% of the population are psychopaths, so not every big corporation can get one of there own.  It just may be possible to ascend to the C-Suite by pretending to be one.  If you’re up for the challenge, good luck!

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