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Destructive leaders inflict perpetual cycle of illness and cure on organisations

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 10 July 2017




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Organizations face great dangers when they appoint leaders who exhibit personality disorders. Narcissistic leaders can inflict a constant cycle of sickness and therapy through their destructive leadership. The author of this research paper uses the medical phenomenon of “Munchausen syndrome by proxy” (MSBP) to explain how this process works.

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(2017), "Destructive leaders inflict perpetual cycle of illness and cure on organisations", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 25 No. 5, pp. 31-32.



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