It's Not About You, It's About Us: Leadership Strategies for Countering Societal Narcissism in the Workplace
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Professional Studies
University College, Organizational Leadership
Leadership and 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.
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Sanders, Michael, "It's Not About You, It's About Us: Leadership Strategies for Countering Societal Narcissism in the Workplace" (2011). University College: Organizational Leadership Capstones. 50.