In his book, Ronson recalls a meeting with businessman Al Dunlop, a ruthless executive famous for his apparent joy in firing people. Together they go through Hare’s psychopath checklist and Dunlop simply redefines many of the traits as aspects of leadership.
Impulsiveness becomes quick analysis.
Grandiose sense of self-worth
? Absolutely, you have to believe in
yourself, says Dunlop.
Manipulative? Hey, that’ s ju
st leadership. Inability to feel deep emotions
? Emotions are mostly nonsense, he says.
And not feeling remorse frees you up to do great things.