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Are you dealing with a Narcissist?

looking through an empty picture frame“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” Samuel Johnson

Dan presents as an intelligent, charismatic and charming man. He has recently joined the executive team of a multi-national with high hopes on the part of the CEO and Board Chairperson to get his division “firing”.

Dan was noticed for being articulate and “schmoozing the right people”.  “We mean businesss”’ was his favourite mantra.

In the beginning, it all looked good as Dan presented confidently his big ideas for a major turnaround in the business.  He took charge – beginning with restructuring his immediate team – promotion for one, a few unchanged positions and the end of careers for others.

A couple of those made redundant had been loyal, well-liked and long-serving, capable team members leading to questions and “talk” in and outside the organization. (more…)

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