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Online Masterclass - Shining a Spotlight on the Dark Side: Working with Psychopaths, Narcissists and Machiavellians NEW

17 October 2023
Event information
Date 17 October 2023
Time 14:30-16:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 3 Places*
Venue Online
Event types:
Online masterclass

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This event is exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership.

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Numerous high-profile organisational scandals have shone a spotlight on leaders whose behaviours are now seen to be ruthless, unethical, self-serving and reckless. However, until things went awry, these individuals were heralded as charismatic and visionary leaders – how did we get it so wrong? In this session, Dr Holly Andrews looks at the dark side of personality in the workplace and how this shows up in organisations, including the effect it has on individuals and the wider organisation. You will learn why it is so difficult to distinguish between good and dark leadership, how to identify individuals with dark traits, plus how to manage, or be managed by them.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, you will:

  • understand the different dark personalities that may be present in organisations and how to spot them
  • appreciate the potential pros and cons of individuals with dark traits
  • identify ways to work more effectively with these individuals

Dr Holly Andrews

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Holly has worked within academia for more than 15 years, specialising in occupational psychology and coaching. She joined Henley in February 2022, and is Programme Director for the MSc in Coaching for Behavioural Change and leads research and impact within the coaching group. Holly previously managed the Department of Management and Finance at Worcester Business School.

Awarded her PhD in 2015, Holly explored the impact of psychopathic traits on career pathways. This continues to be a key research interest and she has engaged in extensive knowledge exchange work in this area, including public talks, media appearances and consulting work. Her other current research stream focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of coaching in different contexts, and she has research published in the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal.

*Up to 3 places per member organisation. 'Up to' indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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