South Africa Inc is going through a crisis of confidence. Some of our largest companies have seen billions lost to what seems now to be bully CEOs. Toxic leaders can devastate any successful business and have ruined many careers. 

Crime investigator Paul O’Sullivan knows a thing or two about bullies. He brought down gangster Radovan Krejcir and former police boss Jackie Selebi. He will be talking at the CFO Talks discussion on Toxic Leaders next Thursday.

As a CFO climbing the corporate ladder you will likely have to deal with toxic leaders on your way to the top.  One Australian study found that one in five CEOs are psychopaths – roughly the same as prisoners.

The study of 261 senior professionals in the United States found that 21% had clinically significant levels of psychopathic traits. The rate of psychopathy in the general population is about 1%. Ream more on Accounting Weekly.