Narcissism at Work explores the damaging effects of personality disorders in corporate leaders, particularly in regard to organizational variables including employee productivity, motivation, well-being, employee retention, and ultimately, the organization’s bottom line. The book offers solutions and coping strategies vital for employees, industrial psychologists, human resource professionals, and organizational leaders in order to optimize business functions and increase employee well-being.


  • FOR HR PROFESSIONALS: Learn about the characteristics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and its correlation to organizational variables such as employee productivity, motivation, well-being, turnover, and career advancement. Obtain practical advice to detect narcissistic traits in candidates at time of recruitment. Learn about effective (and legal) ways to assist employees who may have been victimized by an NPD colleague.
  • FOR EXECUTIVES, MANAGERS AND EMPLOYEES: Obtain practical advice to detect narcissistic traits in employees. Learn about effective ways to handle NPD employees and to assist those who may have been victimized by an NPD colleague.



Under the supervision of Dr. Germain, over 553 Master's of Science in Human Resources students at Western Carolina University have served as pro bono Human Resources consultants to nonprofits, small businesses and government agencies across the country. Thus far, we have helped 84 organizations and completed over 148 HR consulting projects in 10 states (CA, FL, GA, IL, NC, NY, PA, SC, TN, and VA). Our HR Consulting model allows projects to be completed remotely in 10 weeks or less. The organizations range in size (from 2 to 300 employees) and industry (animal shelters, arts programs, youth organizations, healthcare facilities, and many others). The HR services provided have included employee policy manuals, Executive Director emergency plans, organizational climate surveys, city-wide salary studies, and more. For more information on how we can help your nonprofit or small business strengthen its HR foundation, email us here.

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Alexander Youth Network, Charlotte, NC
Apex Precision Audio, LLC, Chula Vista, CA
Arts for Life, Asheville, NC
Asheville Buncombe Community Relations Council, Asheville, NC
Asheville City Schools Foundation, Asheville, NC
Autism Tennessee, Nashville, TN
Big Brothers Big Sisters, High Point, NC
Biggert’s Hearing Instruments, Hendersonville, NC
Bike & Build, Philadelphia, PA

Black Mountain Home, Black Mountain, NC
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Asheville, NC
Buncombe County Council on Aging, Asheville, NC
CARIE, Philadelphia, PA
Carolina Day School, Asheville, NC
CARY Area EMS, Cary, NC
Casting for Hope, Morganton, NC
Chamber of Commerce, Archdale, NC
CHANCO on the James, Spring Grove, VA
Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, NC
City of Brevard, NC
City of Morganton, NC
City of Lights Bookstore, Sylva, NC
City of Waynesville, NC
CleanWorks, Asheville, NC
Community Hands, Inc., Knoxville, TN
Community Table, Asheville, NC
Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Asheville, NC
CRS Cooling and Air, Savannah, GA
Dorcas Ministries, Cary, NC
Eastern Pines Church of Christ, Greenville, NC
Farm to Home Milk, Asheville, NC
Flight Group Corporation, Morrisville, NC
Fresh Easy Affordable Sustainable Tasty (FEAST), Asheville, NC
Girl Scouts, Asheville, NC
Glow Academy, Wilmington, NC
Green Opportunities, Asheville, NC
Habitat for Humanity, Asheville, NC
Habitat for Humanity, Gwinnett, GA
Habitat for Humanity, Jackson County and Macon County, NC
Homeward Bound, Asheville, NC
Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Winston-Salem, NC
I-AM-Recycling, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Jackson County, NC
Jackson County Psychological Services, Sylva, NC
Jewish Community Center, Asheville, NC
Jordan Barker Foundation, Cornelius, NC
Justin Massage Inc., Asheville, NC
Lake Junaluska Retreat Center, NC
L’Ecole de Choix, Chicago, IL
Liberty Corner Enterprises, Asheville NC
Life Challenge Western North Carolina, NC
Literacy Council of Buncombe County, Asheville, NC
Loaves and Fishes, Charlotte, NC
Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC
MANNA Food Bank, Asheville, NC
Meridian Behavioral Health Services, Asheville, NC
Mohawk Industries, NC
Mountain Child Advocacy Center, Asheville, NC
MS Lean, LLC, Asheville, NC
My Freedom Care, Knoxville, TN
NC Museum of Art, Cary, NC
Not Forgotten, Apex, NC
Partners Aligned Toward Health (PATH), Asheville, NC
Ralph Scott Life Services, Burlington, NC
Safe Harbor, Greenville, SC
Self-Help Credit Union, Durham, NC
Surry Community College, Dobson, NC
TapSnap, Greenville, SC
The Alliance for AIDS Services - Carolina, Asheville, NC
The Arch of Southside, Danville, VA
The Arden Theater, Philadelphia, PA
The Ark Childcare and Learning Center, Clinton, NC
The Art Sphere, Philadelphia, PA
The Charles House Association, Carrboro, NC
The Dogwood Alliance, Asheville, NC
The Humane Society, Asheville, NC
The Jimmy V Foundation, Cary, NC
The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Town of Canton, NC
Unforgotten, Ellicott, MD
United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia, NY
Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP), Asheville, NC
YMCA, Asheville, NC
YMCA, High Point, NC