It's Not About You, It's About Us: Leadership Strategies for Countering Societal Narcissism in the Workplace
Date of Award
Leadership and Organizations
Master of Professional Studies
Leadership & Organizations
Generational Workforce; Leadership; Narcissism; Workplace
This capstone research shows that the workforce is changing, and that societal narcissism, fueled by social networking technology, can become a strong negative force within organizations. Employees displaying societal narcissism will exhibit behaviors of exaggerated self-importance, self-promotion, and a sense of entitlement which can negatively impact teamwork, morale and ultimately productivity. This capstone research examined leadership styles and strategies to identify those that would be effective with a growing me-centered' workforce. It was determined that a transformational emotionally intelligent leadership style would be flexible and the most effective with the emerging narcissist workforce.
Sanders, Michael, "It's Not About You, It's About Us: Leadership Strategies for Countering Societal Narcissism in the Workplace" (2011). Leadership and Organizations. 50.