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The Anatomy of the Corporate Psychopath

Have You Ever Met a Psychopath? The Anatomy of the Corporate Psychopath

By Adrian Furnham When we think of psychopaths, we think of blood-thirsty crazed killers who spend their lives in chains at maximum security prisons after...
Teaching Leadership

Can You Teach Leadership?

By Adrian Furnham Can leadership be taught or is it an innate talent? This age-old question has been the topic of many debates in the...
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Tyrant Leadership: Putin and the Psychology of Power

By John Taylor and Adrian Furnham Vladimir Putin appears to be firmly in control of his country, able to bend it to his will and...
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Pay Secrecy

By Adrian Furnham Even with today’s rapidly progressing society, there still exists a certain stigma towards the topic of salary or compensation. Employees have taken...
The Overconfident Leader

Arrogance, Hubris, and Narcissism: The Overconfident Leader

By Adrian Furnham There is Freudian psychological and psychiatric business literature on narcissism. We are now used to discussing our politicians as well as business...

Careering Off Track: The New World of Work

By Adrian Furnham Today, the idea of a ‘job for life’ is, for many people, neither possible nor desirable.  The concept of the career has,...

Current Development in Psychometric Tests

By Adrian Furnham Finding the right person who is well suited for a job position is vital in any organisation’s success. There are numbers of...
Spying

Trust, Treason and Treachery: The Psychology of Spying

By Adrian Furnham and John Taylor “In the world of intelligence, it is trust not betrayal which dominates the mindset” What exactly do spies do? What...

The Psychology of Disenchantment

By Adrian Furnham Justice has always been a major issue among people. Especially in an organisational context, where many employees with different values, interests, and...
Old and New Takes on Selection Interviews

Old and New Takes on Selection Interviews

By Adrian Furnham Nearly all selection processes involve the famous trio: application form, references and interview. Both the selectors and the candidates seem to like...
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Authenticity at Work: Be Honest, is it a Good Thing?

By Adrian Furnham It is often said that honesty is the best policy. But if we apply that maxim invariably and unquestioningly, does that automatically...

What is Resilience?

By Adrian Furnham Can resilience be taught? If so, how? And are some organisations more resilient than others? This article considers how the notion of...
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The Psychology of Start-Ups

By Adrian Furnham Every generation likes to believe that they are different from those that came before them – “new and improved” as advertisers like...

Savvy and Skillful: a new look at office politics

By Adrian Furnham Until recently the concept of office politics was exclusively associated with dirty tricks and Machiavellian manipulation. But recently psychologists using the concept...

Creativity at Work

By Adrian Furnham Creativity is not an easy topic to research and few serious scientists conduct work in the area. First, creativity is difficult to...
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Whither Talent?

By Adrian Furnham To what end can talent be defined, sought out and developed? In this article Andrew Furnham discusses the different ideas of what...

Counterwork Behaviours

By Adrian Furnham Counterwork behaviours – CWBs – include fraud, misconduct, and work avoidance cost organisations billions every year. In this article, Professor Furnham discusses...
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A Beauty Premium and a Plainness Penalty: Attractiveness at Work

By Adrian Furnham Are physically attractive people seriously advantaged at work? Are they more likely to be selected, promoted, and given higher salaries? Does being physically...

Select out: Why selection often goes wrong and what to do about it

By Adrian Furnham The process of selecting people, in business as in social relationships, tends to focus on the “good” characteristics we are looking for....

Why Many Modern Psychology Test Publishers Fail

By Adrian Furnham In the midst of the razzmatazz surrounding AI, we hear a lot about its potential for the recruitment process. But is it...
Assessment

People Assessment in the Digital Age

By Adrian Furnham How have technical, social, economic and legal forces influenced the business of people assessment? New technologies used in assessment include smartphone and...

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