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The Leadership Hubris Epidemic

Biological Roots and Strategies for Prevention

Editors: Garrard, Peter (Ed.)

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This edited collection surveys and analyses the multidimensional problem of Hubris syndrome, and its deleterious effect on leadership within organisations. The study develops an extended metaphor of the social and political ill of Hubris as a virulent, communicable disease of dysfunctional leadership, illustrating its ubiquity and potential for serious harm. Taking a biological perspective to understand the possible underlying mechanisms as well as the environments in which hubris has been found to thrive, contributors emphasise the notion of prevention over cure. Divided into three sections, The Leadership Hubris Epidemic examines psychological, neuroendocrinological and neuropsychological approaches to the biology of Hubris, explores factors that encourage or inhibit its growth, and finally provides methods for preventing or retarding its development. This book has huge interdisciplinary appeal and scholars of biology, psychology, sociology, management, and politics will find the topic extremely useful, as well as anyone who is interested in the structure and governance of organisations.

About the authors

Peter Garrard is Professor of Neurology at St George’s University of London, and Deputy Director of the Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, UK. He combines a busy clinical practice with a research programme focusing on language and dementia. He has authored over 100 papers and chapters, and edited three books, including “The Intoxication of Power”, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Frontotemporal Dementia: A Clue to the Biological Basis of Hubris Syndrome?

    Garrard, Peter

    Pages 3-23

  • From Molecule to Market

    Coates, John (et al.)

    Pages 25-56

  • The Winner Effect—The Neuropsychology of Power

    Robertson, Ian H.

    Pages 57-66

  • Management Failure and Derailment

    Furnham, Adrian

    Pages 69-92

  • Toxic Leadership in the Military

    Dagless, J.W.

    Pages 93-135

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57255-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57254-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Leadership Hubris Epidemic
Book Subtitle
Biological Roots and Strategies for Prevention
Editors
  • Peter Garrard
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57255-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57255-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57254-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 236
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
Topics