The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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MICHAEL RAY NEWMAN - business coach and employee morale specialist

NEW STUDY: 1 IN 5 CEOS IS A PSYCHOPATH According to a new study, one out of every five corporate bosses is a psychopath. The study surveyed 261 corporate professionals and determined that their "clinically elevated levels of psychopathy" were on par with the prison population. Nathan Brooks, a forensic psychologist at Bond University and researcher on this study, told ABC, "Their personality usually leads them to exploit every avenue open to them, whether it's in a criminal setting, or within organizations." Psychopathy is often defined as a clinical disorder, characterized by a lack of empathy and narcissistic traits. One out of every 100 people is believed to be a psychopath, but this investigation shows that the numbers for CEOs are much larger. According to Brooks, a certain "successful psychopath" has been allowed to rise in the corporate world, despite the fact that they're more likely to break the law or engage in unethical activity. "We hope to implement our screening tool in businesses so that there's an adequate assessment to hopefully identify this problem-to stop people sneaking through into positions in the business that can become very costly," said Brooks. The study was conducted by Brooks along with colleagues Katarina Fritzon (also of Bond University) and Simon Croom of the University of San Diego. They presented their findings at the Australian Psychological Society Congress. Here are some of the traits of someone with antisocial personality disorder: Exploits, manipulates or violates the rights of others--Lacks concern, regret or remorse about other people's distress --Behaves irresponsibly and shows a disregard for normal social behavior --Has difficulty sustaining long-term relationships --Is unable to control their anger --Lacks guilt, or cannot learn from their mistakes --Blames others for problems in their lives --Repeatedly breaks the law --How do you know if your boss is a psychopath? Why do so many psychopaths end up in the corner office? What's the best way to deal with a psycho CEO? How do you know when it's time to quit?

State GOP Senate Leader LEN FASANO

Len checks back in to talk about the upcoming House and Senate races for the General Assembly and the GOP agenda for 2017.

HOWARD SCHWARTZ - from the Connecticut Better Business Bureau

In his monthly call-in, Howard will chat about "bots" - computer programs that are allowing some ticket re-sellers to buy big chunks of seats to choice sports and entertainment events, and then re-sell them at sky-high prices.

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