Any issue that hinders organizational progress is worthy of attention and concern. Researchers have linked the trait of narcissism with leadership and have identified an assortment of senior leader behaviors as representative of narcissism. Some of these behaviors tend to be self-focused but often have the dual benefit of helping the organization reach its objectives. The first question faced by organizations is whether narcissism is a significant component within the personality structure of most senior leaders. If confirmed as such, the institution must then learn how to channel those behaviors toward the benefit of the organization in addition to establishing boundaries that limit any dysfunctional yield. An analysis of the practices and behaviors of 67 CEOs reveals that narcissism is an important characteristic of their personalities. As such, narcissism is something that organizations need to understand since it can expect their senior leaders to rank higher on the narcissistic dimension than most other employees.
"Narcissus in the workplace: What Organizations Need to Know,"
Journal of the North American Management Society: Vol. 4:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jnams/vol4/iss2/7