A captivating exploration into the business of IT and software engineering. Each episode delivers real-life stories, lessons, and insider knowledge from the trenches of software development, ranging from scrappy startups to Fortune 500 powerhouses. Whether you’re an IT enthusiast, an aspiring engineer, or a seasoned professional, Grant’s experience across Aerospace, Fintech, Defense R&D, and High Tech industries will provide invaluable insights to help you navigate and succeed in your career. Dive deep into topics such as software architecture, infrastructure, the software development lifecycle, and Agile product delivery, as well as hear conversations with guests from the field with various experiences of their own. This podcast is not just about technical knowledge, but also about charting your path successfully through IT and business. Read more at: https://grantdryden.com If you have a question that you want answered, send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday Mar 30, 2022
Wednesday Mar 30, 2022
I have, unfortunately, dealt with plenty of narcissists in the workplace throughout my career. Although these encounters are rare, they do happen, they are dangerous people, and when you confront them you need to be prepared for what you're getting into. Narcissists are not like other people, so you must enter their world (temporarily) if you are going to come out of the engagement intact.
In this episode, we discuss narcissism, the two types of narcissist, patterns of abuse (including the DARVO pattern of manipulation and gaslighting), as well as a real life story of me having to manage one of these types of individual. Yes, bad managers need to be (and sometimes get!) removed from positions of authority.
Please join me on this weird journey through personality disorders in the corporate world!
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