“Critically discuss whether narcissistic leaders can be helpful or not to organisations.”
On the basis of your understanding of the leadership literature, reflect on the idea of ‘narcissistic leadership’. What is it? Under what circumstances, and in what ways is it a problem to organisations? Are there circumstances in which it can be helpful?
Please show a good grasp of some of the central ideas in the leadership literature that are relevant to this topic; that you are able to reflect on this literature; that you are able to draw conclusions; and supply good argumentation to support the conclusion.
• Knowledge and understanding of the ‘traits’ literature and particularly around the narcissistic traits
• Knowledge and understanding of the literature that examines whether ‘narcissistic leadership’ is helpful or unhelpful to organizations.
• Critical reflection on the literature
• Some knowledge of the wider leadership literature and ability to link it to the argument
The essay should be fully referenced throughout using Harvard referencing and contain a bibliography.