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July Membership Meeting

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

11:45 am – 12:00 pm – Registration
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Program

Not All Psychopaths are at Work – Some are in Boardrooms
– Dr. Simon Croom

Charming, charismatic, visionary. Yet also ruthless, self-centred, egotistical and toxic. The paradox of psychopaths in organizations is that despite often poor management performance, they are successful, influential and held in very high esteem. But if you happen to work with, or even for, a successful psychopath you could find yourself frustrated, blindsided, exploited and sometimes oppressed.

Over the last 6 years we have been researching the nature and impact of psychopaths who hold executive management positions, conducting several large studies in the US and across the globe. It has surprised us how prevalent psychopathy has been in middle and senior managers. It has also been a major concern for us that many organizations not only tolerate, but actively reward such toxic individuals.

In this presentation we examine two key aspects of ‘corporate psychopaths’. Firstly, what does psychopathy in the organizational and business world look like? Secondly, how can we deal with the underlying toxicity of those who are solely focused on self-promotion, and frequently at the expense of all around them?

Dr. Simon Croom is an expert in global supply chains and psychologist specializing in psychopathic leadership behaviors! He has been featured widely in the media in the UK, US and Australia, and has published over 100 technical papers on sustainability, business strategy, supply chain success and personality disorders in executives. He is an experienced keynote presenter and has lead many intensive workshops for business leaders.

RSVP due by noon on July 12, 2018

Parking is free on the street or in Hazard Shopping Center
Last day to cancel without $50 penalty is noon on July 12.



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