WorkPlace Megalomania - Big Egos have Little Ears!?

September 21, 2013
Megalomania is a psychopathological disorder characterized by delusional fantasies of power, relevance, or omnipotence, "Megalomania is characterized by an inflated sense of self-esteem and overestimation by persons of their powers and beliefs.( Wikipedia)
In the workplace they are extremely difficult to deal with and it has to ‘cure’. Do they create A soul-sucking environment run by executives with Megalomania? After all, their course has little to do with the product or service you provide and everything to do with culture. Furthermore, Is it all bad?
Shirly Ronen-Harel

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.

Why the Megalomaniac in the Corner Office Isn

Do you work for that larger-than-life personality in the corner office? Do they cause Copernicus and Galileo to turn in their graves by making themselves the center of the Universe? These megalomaniac executives will lead to your downfall in 4 key areas:

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.

How does one Deal With a Megalomaniac

Unless you're a mental health professional, you don't 'deal' with it.

Work With a Megalomaniac

Might I be a megalomaniac?

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...
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