ISBN 9780062313058,Snakes In Suits

Snakes In Suits


Paul Babiak


Harper Collins



Harper Collins


ISBN 9780062313058

ISBN-10 0062313053


Language (English)


About the Book: Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work Lets say youre about to hire somebody for a position in your company. Your corporation wants someone whos fearless, charismatic, and full of new ideas. Candidate X is charming, smart, and has all the right answers to your questions. Problem solved, right? Maybe not. Wed like to think that if we met someone who was completely without conscience-someone who was capable of doing anything at all if it served his or her purposes-we would recognize it. In popular culture, the image of the psychopath is of someone like Hannibal Lecter or the BTK Killer. But in reality, many psychopaths just want money, or power, or fame, or simply a nice car. Where do these psychopaths go? Often, its to the corporate world. Snakes in Suits is a compelling, frightening, and scientifically sound look at exactly how psychopaths work in the corporate environment: what kind of companies attract them, how they negotiate the hiring process, and how they function day by day. Youll learn how they apply their "instinctive" manipulation techniques-assessing potential targets, controlling influential victims, and abandoning those no longer useful-to business processes such as hiring, political command and control, and executive succession, all while hiding within the corporate culture. Its a must read for anyone in the business world, because whatever level youre at, youll learn the subtle warning signs of psychopathic behavior and be able to protect yourself and your company-before its too late. About the Author: Paul Babiak Paul Babiak, Ph.D., is an industrial and organizational psychologist and president of HRBackOffice. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, and Fast Company. Robert D. Hare, Ph.D., is the author of Without Conscience and the creator of the standard tool for diagnosing psychopathy.

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