Key Information

Delivery: TBC
Duration: 1-day face-to-face workshop + 2 hours independent online study (optional)
Next Intake: TBC

About this course

This practical 1-day workshop will introduce you to the fascinating study of toxic leaders in the workplace. By studying the link between bullies and corporate psychopaths, you will examine why and how toxic leaders climb their way into power. You will have the opportunity to examine the similarities and differences between various anti-social personalities and learn practical skills to be able to respond to these behaviours.

What you will learn

  • Learn how to recognise a toxic leader in your workplace

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the strategies that toxic leaders use

  • Practical ways of how to defend yourself against toxic leadership

Professor Clive Boddy

Professor Clive Boddy is Professor of Management in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania. Clive has been researching corporate psychopaths since 2005 and has published two books, Corporate Psychopaths: Organisational Destroyers and A Climate of Fear: Stone-Cold Psychopaths at Work, as well as one book chapter and over forty academic papers on this fascinating topic. Clive’s online TEDx talk Corporate psychopaths and Bullying together with his appearances in the documentaries Power Psychopaths and The Psychopath Next Door in which he discusses corporate psychopaths and the global financial crisis, have been collectively viewed over two million times.

Course topics

  • What is a toxic leader?

  • How are narcissists, Machiavellians and psychopaths similar and in what ways are they different?

  • Definitions of narcissists, Machiavellians and psychopaths

  • Behaviour of toxic leaders

  • Outcomes from toxic leadership