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Psychopaths As Leaders: Now Is the Time to Test Them Out

Posted by Dr. Dorothy McCoy on November 21, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Time to Test Corporate Leaders to Weed out Psychopaths

Shark-like, they rise fast but risk killing the world economy, concludes a business professor.

By Mitchell Anderson, Today, TheTyee.ca

Given the state of the global economy, it might not surprise you to learn that psychopaths may be controlling the world. Not violent criminals, but corporate psychopaths who nonetheless have a genetically-inherited biochemical condition that prevents them from feeling normal human empathy.

Scientific research is revealing that 21st century financial institutions with a high rate of turnover and expanding global power have become highly attractive to psychopathic individuals to enrich themselves at the expense of others, and the companies they work for.

A peer-reviewed theoretical paper from 2011 titled "The Corporate Psychopaths Theory of the Global Financial Crisis" details how highly-placed psychopaths in the banking sector may have nearly brought down the world economy through their own inherent inability to care about the consequences of their actions.

For the rest of the article go to http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2011/11/21/Corporate-Psychopaths/

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