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Learning from the Psychopath

Whilst only 1% of the population is a wicked psychopath, most of us, running small businesses sit on the spectrum somewhere. This 10 minute presentation looks at how can we harness the good traits of the psychopath for business growth.

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Learning from the Psychopath

  1. 1. Learning from the Psychopath Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge
  2. 2. . . VVV The Good Psychopaths Charming Action Orientated Fearless Focussed Mentally Tough Mindful Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge
  3. 3. . . VVV The Good Psychopaths Charming Action Orientated Fearless Focussed Mentally Tough Mindful and ... Ruthless Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge
  4. 4. . . VVV CEO Lawyer Media TV/Radio Sales Person Surgeon Journalist Police Officer Clergy Person Chef Civil Servant Care Assistant Nurse Therapist Crafts person Beautician/Stylist Charity Worker Teacher Creative Artist Doctor Accountant The Psychopath Spectrum Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge Altruist Psychopath
  5. 5. Defining Business Objectives Action Verb Activity Current Position Intended Position When Reduce consumer complaints From 5% To 4% by Dec 2016 Improve the average stock turn From 6 weeks To 5 weeks by Dec 2016 Lower staff turnover From 25% To 22% by Dec 2016 Increase average selling price From £15.32 To £16.99 by Dec 2016 Maintain quarterly stockloss as a percentage of sales From 1.8% To 1.8% by Dec 2016 Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge
  6. 6. Learning from the Psychopath Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge

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