Snakes in Suits
|Author||Paul Babiak and Robert D. Hare|
|May 9, 2006|
- How psychopaths manipulate their way into work and get promoted,
- The effects of their presence on colleagues and corporations, and
- The superficial similarities (and fundamental differences) between leadership skills and psychopathic traits.
The work is interlaced with fictional narratives illustrating how the factual content applies to real-life situations.
Although it includes cautions against personally diagnosing or publicly labeling people as psychopaths, the book and its media coverage have been criticized for implicitly promoting the idea of psychopathy as a common cause of negative behavior in work and for neglecting the importance of situational factors.
- The Mask of Sanity by Hervey M. Cleckley, first published in 1941.
- Evil Genes by Barbara Oakley, published in 2007.
- The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson, published in 2011.
- Psychopathy in the workplace
- "Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work Hardcover". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
- "Spotting psychopaths at work". news.bbc.co.uk. 1 December 2004. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
- ‘Psychopaths’ at Work? Implications of Lay Persons’ Use of Labels and Behavioural Criteria for Psychopathy Carlo, Caponecchia; Andrew, Sun; Anne, Wyatt. Journal of Business Ethics , Volume 107 (4) Jun 1, 2012
- Snakes in suits and how to spot them, Whittell, Giles (2002-11-11) The Times.
- 'Snakes in Suits' in corporate offices, Today, NBC.
- the-disturbing-link-between-psychopathy-and-leadership, Forbes magazine, 2013