Provocative and controversial

Exposing healthy to unhealthy versions of Beta, Alpha and
psychopathic leaders, and the corresponding impact they have on their teams
High performers and leaders in sport and business generally fall somewhere along the continuum from
  • the harmony-loving happy-to-play-second-fiddle beta (fe)male
  • through the confident, focused, opinionated and action-oriented alpha leader
  • to the highly popular, hugely successful and truly inspirational psychopath*
The problem for teams and organizations arise when these high performers and/or leaders become unhealthy. It for example happens when
  • the beta-male becomes an egotistical and posturing wannabe-alpha
  • when the alpha becomes the arrogant, self-serving and overly-critical bully, and
  • when the psychopaths guilt-free manipulation, lies, callous and cunning ways poison those around them and threatens to ruin their team, organization or industry.
This wonderfully insightful, provocative and controversial talk exposes real world examples of these successful and influential individuals, highlights how they can single-handedly make or destroy teams and organizations, and suggests remedies for each.
To enquire about this talk, Contact Paddy.

* Researcher Dr Clive Bodie suggests 1 in 100 people are born psychopaths, and that as many as 1 in 25 business leaders are psychopaths. The incidence is likely to be higher in some industries, including finance, IT, politics and possibly even professional sport. For more about psychopaths in sport and business, click here.

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