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Snakes in Suits: Understanding and Surviving the Psychopaths in Your Office

Paul Babiak | Robert D. Hare
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In 2006, we published Snakes in Suits, which quickly became the definitive book on how to discover and defend yourself against psychopaths in the w... Read More
In 2006, we published Snakes in Suits, which quickly became the definitive book on how to discover and defend yourself against psychopaths in the workplace. Now, Dr. Robert Hare and Dr. Paul Babiak return with a fully revised and updated edition, incorporating the latest science and brand new anecdotes, making sure that this guide remains invaluable to individuals and human resource professionals. Dr. Robert Hare has devoted more than three decades of his professional career to the investigation of the psychopath and how psychopathic behavior influences and corrupts society. Hare is the creator of the Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R), a twenty item personality checklist that has become the standard for diagnosing psychopaths. There is no doubt that everyone has come in contact and possibly been deceived by a psychotic personality. In fact, most disturbingly, it’s the nature of a psychopath to initially come across as very appealing and likable. How do you defend yourself against such a person in the workplace? In Snakes in Suits, industrial and corporate psychologist Dr. Paul Babiak teams up with Dr. Hare to focus on the psychopath’s role in modern corporations. Together they created the B-scan, a personality test for job candidates so that employers can identify potential psychopaths. As today’s business world has perfect conditions for the psychopath, Snakes in Suits informs the reader how to spot him before he destroys. Signs of a psychopath at work include: o He gives the perfect interview, and quickly becomes everybody’s favorite employee. o He can be charming and exudes confidence and determination-but he may seem too good to be true. o He works his way into a high-powered position or gets assigned important projects because he has associated only with the people who can advance his career. o He soon becomes controlling and abusive toward other employees, starts to break small rules, manipulate colleagues, and gets caught blaming others for his own faults. o It is later revealed that he has been destroying the management while pushing his way to the top. Now fully up-to-date, Snakes in Suits reveals the psychopath’s secrets, introduces the ways in which they manipulate and deceive, and helps readers see through their games. The rapid pace of today’s corporate environment provides the perfect breeding ground for these employees, and Snakes in Suits will give readers the necessary tools to protect themselves and their companies-before it’s too late. Read Less

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  • Contributor(s)Paul Babiak , Robert D. Hare
  • About the Contributor(s) Paul Babiak, Ph.D. is a New York-based industrial and organizational psychologist, and president of HRBackOffice, an executive coaching and consulting...Paul Babiak, Ph.D. is a New York-based industrial and organizational psychologist, and president of HRBackOffice, an executive coaching and consulting firm specializing in helping executives deal with possible psychopaths hiding within their organizations. He and his collaborators have conducted some of the most influential original research on corporate psychopaths. His work has been featured in newspapers, business magazines, and documentaries and he has been a guest on many radio and television talk shows. His clients have included executives in business, academia, law enforcement, government, insurance, medicine, marketing, finance and intelligence and he speaks about the corporate psychopath at professional conferences and business meetings. Paul is vice president of the Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy Foundation, a non-profit organization providing information and support for victims of psychopathy.

    Robert D. Hare, Ph.D., is the author of Without Conscience and the creator of the standard tool for diagnosing psychopathy. He is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, and president of Darkstone Research Group, a forensic research and consulting firm. He has won numerous awards for his research, lectures widely on psychopathy, and consults with law enforcement organizations, including the FBI. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.
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  • ISBN-139780062697547
  • Publish Date08/13/2019
  • PublisherHarperBusiness
  • Format Hardcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)1.28 lb
  • Case Weight (lbs)35.74 lb
  • Pages416
  • Price $23.99

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