May we all be in our right mind, heart and energy and responsibly ‘act for life’ – always!
A well respected danish news paper Børsen has today run an article encouraging psychopaths in management teams. Wikipedia’s definition of psychopath traits: “Pervasive pattern of disregard for, or violation of the right of others” – how would that ever be good in management?! People spending most of their time at work to deliver and to be at service for others to earn a living to lead a happy life – and now a psychiatrist apparently with no thoughts of humanity has argued the above and a newspaper has a chosen to share this.
Well here is the deal. With balanced leadership and the ability to manage your own energies you will be just as capable to make tough calls and take risks as the psychiatrist argues are the positive traits of a psychopath. Choosing balanced and aware managers however, will be done with sustainable and human consideration. It is even scientifically proven that ethical and responsible leadership leads to more satisfied employees, improved sales and better client satisfaction. As a trusted leadership advisor I assist these strong and balanced leaders with their integrity, self respect and respect for others intact to make wise choices and take inspired action – and be between the argued 3% of the world population who dare to act according to values in good and in bad times.
I’m sending healing energies to those who have had a boss, parent or alike as a psychopath with their self worth destroyed and quality of life immensely deteriorated – I have in my work assisted quite a few well qualified executive almost broken in a situation like this and successfully sent them back in to leading positions creating healthy growth. I send energy of change to newspapers and other media around the world to take responsibility of their content and be aware of the impact it has on its readers – some people unfortunately take everything they read in well respected media as the truth. I send transforming and expanding awareness of energy to those who believe in the content of the article attached – may they never be exposed in their lives of a such relationship involving a psychopath or may they be cured if they suffer from a such disorder…
Psychopathic traits is a side effect, cause, of a person who has suffered from milder or severe degree of humiliation, suppression, neglect, psychological and/or physically abuse. Will we allow our decisions and companies to be run by these negative energies transmitted by a cause of such negative experiences or will we take action when detected to take care and support these people so that this suffering can have an end and not affect and reach our employees, clients and stakeholders? I see it as a responsibility of any organization to protect people depending on us and trusting us with their lives when working for and with us to be cared for and to be boosted with as much positive energy and resources to make everything possible. When in that positive state of mind, creativity and resources for action is released and we see new thoughts, ways and solutions appear and not only our lives but also our bottom line is improve drastically.
I encourage everybody to act for life, to act for humane and ethical decision making and perspectives in management and organizational behavior and most of all I encourage a ‘call to action’ that we all act in respect and care for our own rights and the rights for others.
Best of energies,
Christel Rosenkilde Christensen
2 thoughts on “It’s a choice to act for life – psychopaths in managing positions?”
A Psychopath can´t be kept on a leash. I am downright appalled that a Psychiatrist himself believes in such a statement. And that those people who create lasting psychological injuries among the specific employees who unfortunately have been in their managerial proximity – at all – can be considered an organizational and commercial win. Psychopaths smash companies top down and bottom up. I can only shake my head in such a misleading and misunderstood statement.
I support you fully, Christel. Let´s all act and strive for human and ethical decision making in management.
By Anne-Marie Finch, MSc in Business Psychology.
I totally agree Anne-Marie, thank you for your qualified comment!