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    Why We Follow Narcissistic Leaders

    Gruda, Dritjon and Hanges, Paul (2023) Why We Follow Narcissistic Leaders. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012

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    A recent study aimed to understand narcissistic leaders and who is most likely to follow them. The results revealed a few patterns. If you are someone who is always looking out for others, empathizes with others, and seeks harmony and consensus in your team (known as agreeable followers), you are more likely to be susceptible to following a narcissistic leader. If you are someone who gets anxious and worried easily or likes to get started on work projects early on to prevent anxiety as a deadline draws closer (known as neurotic followers), you probably prefer engaging with narcissistic leaders.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: why we follow; narcissistic; leaders;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 16926
    Depositing User: Jon Gruda
    Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2023 12:42
    Journal or Publication Title: Harvard Business Review
    Publisher: Harvard Business Review
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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