What is Megalomania?
The principles or characteristics of NPD and megalomania can also be expressed in lesser degrees or in a different fashion by those we might consider more mainstream than genocidal maniacs and serial killers. Among dictators, fundamentalists, and politicians we find those who view themselves as morally superior with the willingness to sacrifice, kill, or risk the safety of others considered inferior in order to assert their own agendas. Though there are legitimate circumstances in which leaders must exercise civil or military force, or religious zealots can profess solemn beliefs, the line between religiosity and fanaticism, between duty and megalomania, can be a gray one. This is how the term has become part of our culture's vernacular.http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-megalomania.htm#didyouknowout
Megalomaniac CEOs: Good or bad for company performance?
According to a new study, dominant CEOs, who are powerful figures in the organization as compared to other members of the top management team, drive companies to extremes of performance. Unfortunately for shareholders, the performance of a company with an all powerful CEO can be either much worse than other companies, or much better. But there is one solution to an all powerful CEO: a strong board of directors. Companies with strong boards counteract powerful CEOS, and swing the tide of performance to the plus side. This study on dominating CEOs and powerful boards is now published in the Journal of Management Studies.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110126101608.htm
Management Advice From Megalomaniacs, Villains and Innovators
Its not all bad - In this article, we'll look at some management tips from some famous managers who got things done. Napoleon: Share the Recognition; Genghis Khan: Use Technology; Gates: Being Respected Matters; Jobs: Get Them to Buy in...http://www.investopedia.com/articles/pf/12/management-advice.asp