Is A Corporate Criminal Profile PossiblePresentation Transcript
Systematic Differentiation Between Dark and Light Leaders: Is a Corporate Criminal Profile Possible? Prepared By Christie Husted
It’s an Interesting Time We Live In
The phenomenon formally known as corporate crime in the late 1990’s and early 2000 took America by surprise and has left us questioning our financial security for years to come.
Leaving us to question:
How could this happen?
Most importantly, why did this happen?
The Process of Inquiry
Inquiry is a cyclical process:
A question is asked through a desire for answers, curiosity or the need for a solution to a problem
The desire to seek answers leads to exploration and hypothesis creation
Hypothesis leads to investigation in an attempt to find an answer
Investigation leads to new knowledge
New knowledge leads to further inquiry
So Now What?
An idea is only an idea until it is tested.
How do you test something that you believe hasn’t been tested before?
No precedence to draw upon
No prescribed definitions
No predetermined criteria and/or procedure
Lack of Information relating to the subject matter
Unwilling or unavailable participants
Overcoming the Hurdles It’s Not All Black or White Scientific Method
Explanatory Coherence The theory is deemed to have explanatory coherence when it explains a greater range of facts than its predecessors, makes few assumptions and is supported by analogies to theories that scientists already find credible. (Haig, 1995, ¶ 25) Quantitative Qualitative
There is a difference between Dark and Light Leaders.
Dark Leaders are Sociopathic
Dark Leaders are Psychopathic
Dark Leaders lack Emotional Intelligence
The Components of the Dark Leadership Framework Explain Dark Leadership
Dark Leadership Framework
Personality characteristics alone do not cause Dark Leadership
Expectation to Achieve and Maintain Success
There was a lack of archival data to assess Light Leaders
Much of the information found on the Light Leaders referenced Jim Collins’ work, which was potentially biased
Emotional Intelligence Scale questions were based on cognitive processes, which could not be discerned through overt behavior
Testing the instrumentation
Testing the profile
Exploring Cognitive Aspects
Looking at early childhood
Testing Environmental Factors
Looking to the Future
The relevance of the research can be found in the events taking place today
There appears to be a historical pattern with common factors of politics, lobbying and deregulation
Slide Presentation is a Summary of the Following Publication All Rights are Reserved Husted, Christie L. (2008) Systematic differentiation between Dark and Light Leaders: Is a corporate criminal profile possible? Ph.D. dissertation, Capella University, United States -- Minnesota. Retrieved February 2, 2009, from Dissertations & Theses @ Capella University database. (Publication No. AAT 3330328).