Ask most workers if they’ve ever had a narcissist for a boss and you’ll hear stories of leaders who have taken credit for others’ work, made decisions without consulting others and used every opportunity to talk about themselves.

Executive Summary

Although narcissists are more likely to attain leadership positions, there is no direct relationship between narcissism and leaders' success, a new study confirms.

Yet, there have been scholars who have argued that the confidence that comes with narcissism is essential for leader success. Research has yielded mixed findings–some studies have shown narcissism relates to poorer organizational outcomes while others find that narcissistic leaders are more effective.

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