Most bullies are psychopaths, but not all psychopaths look like bullies. Many blind us with their charm and dazzle us with their success. But they all share a common trait that makes them highly dangerous: they don’t have empathy. Using research and stories drawn from history, politics, sports and business, Gillespie explains how workplace psychopaths – from bosses to clients, colleagues and customers – see the world, and highlights their devastating impact on workplaces. He shows empaths how to self-protect and organisations how to use trust, transparency and teamwork to insulate against the corrosive impact. Unflinching in its analysis of the problem and clear-sighted in suggesting solutions, this is an essential guide for spotting, managing and ejecting the workplace psycho, once and for all.

This review was published in the MAR/MAY 2024  issue of The Art of Healing.