Are CEOs Sociopaths?
By Lance Winslow
It seems that those on the bottom love to bash those on the top. The poor bash the rich, the losers bash the winners - and our 2016 Presidential Election was a perfect example of this reality in our society. Unions, managers, and employees bash CEOs. Some will tell that those who seek power of authority over others are sociopaths, diabolical criminals under their suits. Still, I ask, is it really so? Okay so, let's discuss the leaders and CEOs of our day and talk about the psychology it takes to do those jobs, shall we?
With regards to sociopathic CEOs, well you know, they do teach manipulation techniques at Wharton, Harvard, Yale, and call it leadership, so we cannot be too surprised at what we get. Doesn't impress me much, but I understand the fallacy of leadership, much of it is a con-game. I suppose one can't survive their own reputation without being a little bit of a scoundrel?
Still, I'd trust a CEO more than I'd trust a bum on the street telling me they wanted $2 for some food outside the liquor store where they hang out all day. And 33% of those on Food Stamps are probably conning the system a little too. We have line workers doing work slowdowns, milking jobs, faking leave of absences, sick time, etc. I think the real problem is with the 'humans' in general and not the CEOs, blue collar, religions, capitalism or anything else.
Integrity should count for something, but it often doesn't. The game is rigged and now it's rigged against the middle class. If we don't respect the middle class, we won't have one anymore, that's evident. Still, to automatically bash all CEOs as sociopaths is quite problematic, and it is a little hypocritical of unions or employees to do that - it's not as if all of the rank and file are the picture of integrity either.
Whenever I hear someone smearing another or attacking someone's character, I think of all my years running my franchising company and some of the names I was called, things I know I didn't deserve. So, I guess I am here to defend our CEOs today, those whose leadership skills are employing all of you. Why not just acknowledge that and say thank you is my thinking.
Care to debate on any of these points, this is a fun dialogue indeed, thanks for reading by the way! Sorry for my cynical tone, I guess I shouldn't watch Cable TV news in the background as I write this article for you. Please consider all this and think on it.
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