I was going to write something clever and funny about this topic until it dawned on me that for a time I was in Executive Management more than once in my life, and I don't believe I fell into the definition of a psychopath as described in this article.
I have however worked for a few that frankly I thought they just nuts.
One Guy I worked for we all called Screaming Jack, because he never talk without getting right in your and scream at you.
I got lucky and got a promotion, and ended up being his boss in less than 5 years.
I made it a point to talk with people and gain their cooperation rather than at them as in giving orders.
One in 25 business leaders 'could be a psychopath' - Telegraph
Psychopaths are defined by their lack of moral instincts, but many are able to hide this by a natural ability to charm and manipulate both their seniors and subordinates.
While some psychopaths are outwardly aggressive and destructive, factors like a happy upbringing can help others to mimic colleagues and fit in at work.
The capacity of the 'successful psychopath' to identify and outwardly display the qualities corporate leaders admire helps them climb the career ladder quickly despite being poor managers.