Dark Side

The Dark Side of Leadership is the combination of our inner urges, compulsions and dysfunctions, cloaked in an outer persona we present to the world. As Carl Jung wrote, “The brighter the persona, the darker the shadow.”

Here are our latest blog posts on the Dark Side:
When Image Is Everything
For narcissistic leaders the world revolves on the axis of self, and all other people and issues closely orbit them as they get caught in the strong gravitational pull of the narcissist’s self-absorption. Narcissistic leaders “present various combinations of intense ambitiousness, grandiose fantasies, feelings of inferiority and over-dependence on external admiration and acclaim.” (Alexander Lowen,