Snakes In Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work by Paul BabiakSnakes In Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work by Paul Babiak

Snakes In Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work

byPaul Babiak

Paperback | May 8, 2007

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Revised and updated with the latest scientific research and updated case studies, the business classic that offers a revealing look at psychopaths in the workplace—how to spot their destructive behavior and stop them from creating chaos in the modern corporate organization.

Over the past decade, Snakes in Suits has become the definitive book on how to discover and defend yourself against psychopaths in the office. Now, Dr. Paul Babiak and Dr. Robert D. Hare return with a revised and updated edition of their essential guide.

All of us at some point have—or will—come into contact with psychopathic individuals. The danger they present may not be readily apparent because of their ability to charm, deceive, and manipulate. Although not necessarily criminal, their self-serving nature frequently is destructive to the organizations that employ them. So how can we protect ourselves and our organizations in a business climate that offers the perfect conditions for psychopaths to thrive?

In Snakes in Suits, Hare, an expert on the scientific study of psychopathy, and Babiak, an industrial and organizational psychologist and a leading authority on the corporate psychopath, examine the role of psychopaths in modern corporations and provide the tools employers can use to avoid and deal with them. Together, they have developed the B-Scan 360, a research tool designed specifically for business professionals.

Dr. Babiak and Dr. Hare reveal the secret lives of psychopaths, explain the ways in which they manipulate and deceive, and help you to see through their games. The rapid pace of today’s corporate environment provides the perfect breeding ground for these "snakes in suits" and this newly revised and updated classic gives you the insight, information, and power to protect yourself and your company before it’s too late.

Paul Babiak, Ph.D., is an industrial and organizational psychologist and president of HRBackOffice, an executive coaching and consulting firm specializing in management development and succession planning. His work has been featured in theNew York Times,Washington Post,Harvard Business Review, andFast Company. He lives in Dutchess Coun...
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Title:Snakes In Suits: When Psychopaths Go to WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:May 8, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061147893

ISBN - 13:9780061147890

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thanksgiving Totally love it!
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How many of these men are Domestic Violence Offenders? It would be interesting to find out how many of these corporate men have been charged or have assaulted their wives or abused women. I'd venture to say that many or most are major abusers and if you really dig deep...the really evil ones are major batterers and physically and sexually abusive to women on a grand scale.
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thanksgiving Good easy read
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good info, poor delivery I have read many psychology books and although I appreciate how the authors tried to make this concept available to all, it made enjoyment difficult. There is a lot of great research on this topic and it would have been interesting to have more of that instead of all of the anecdotes and stories the authors included. I just kept waiting for the good parts, which were few and far between.
Date published: 2012-03-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from One of the worst books I've ever read Admittedly I haven't read the whole thing. A few chapters in I stopped reading and returned the book; I don't think I've ever returned a book before, but I also don't think I've ever read a book this poorly written. Snakes in Suits was written, I'd imagine, as part of a 6th grade project in under an hour. If you're looking for campy, painful storytelling this book is for you.
Date published: 2010-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I can see clearly now.... ....and it all makes sense. You know the office psychopath....and this books helps you deal with it.
Date published: 2009-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dealing with that ......boss Written by an expert on pscychopaths and an industrial psychologist, they do a very good job of explaining the root causes to dysfunctional workplaces. It may sound morbid but, they explain the parallels between the psychopath’s drivers of money, power and fame and some of the “stars” in your company. This book is written in a very clear style, it will help you to understand how to navigate within the complex world of working with everyday people
Date published: 2007-10-30