When Jack McCullough asked me to write advanced praise for the front matter of his newest book, The Psychopathic CEO, I was thrilled at the chance to participate. Little did I know how much of an impact this attention-grabbing title would have on me. It’s the book I wish I could have read nearly thirty years ago. The question isn’t if you’ll ever work for a psychopathic leader, it’s when?
Who is Jack McCullough
- Founder and President of The CFO Leadership Council
- Author of Secrets of Rockstar CFOs
- Latest book is The sychopathic CEO: An Executive Survival Guide
- LinkedIn Profile
- Psychopaths – not your typical conversation at a chamber lunch
- Medical student’s disease – if you think you are, you probably are not
- Psychopath vs sociopath
- Which one shows a temper, which one shows emotions
- The dark side of narcissism
- The morals of Machievellins
- The siginificance of 15% and the prison population
- The top jobs of psychopaths and where CEOs place on the list
- Enablers of psychopaths
- The best advice for HR professionals in screening out psychopaths
- Stay or quit?
- Can a psychopath change?
This is a book that had to be written, and I’m glad Jack did. One of my favorite questions was asking him who should read this. His answer is insightful.
Five Questions After Listening to Jack McCullough
- Have you worked for a psychopath? If so, how did you get through it? Would you do it again?
- Can you now explain the difference between a narcissist, a Machievellin, and a psychopath?
- Steve Jobs or the garden variety psychopathic CEO – which one do you stay and work for? Or do you dodge both of them?
- You heard Jack’s opinion on the difficulty of psychopaths changing. What do you think, can they change?
- Jack had an audience in mind when he wrote this book? If you had a case of these books, who gets copies?
If You Liked This Episode With Jack McCullough
If you liked this show, then check out our other interview with Jack McCullough. It was one of the top ten downloads of 2021: