How to detect a tertiary tyrant

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Businesses being ruined by individuals in their furious pursuit of personal credit and profit appear all too often in the media. This paper concentrates on the particular case of tertiary institutions in which morally compromised administrators provide fast-track rewards for their sycophants while dispensing wretched despair to those that oppose them. Of course the vast majority of leaders in higher educational institutions spend their lives in the quest for distinction in both themselves and the institution they represent. But of interest here are those privileged few who quickly become treacherous when 'loyalty' is not rapidly forthcoming and just how dangerous and disagreeable their activities can be.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-105
Number of pages6
JournalReview of business research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • psychopath
  • manipulation
  • KPI
  • university
  • meetings


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