The Corporate Psychopaths Research Association is a not-for-profit research group which aims to devise, organise, manage and report on research that aids in understanding good and bad leaders. Working in conjunction with academics from various universities and across disciplines, the association aims to promote research knowledge and training but to remain independent of any one university.
In the social sciences, leadership is the single most important subject because the effects of leadership on human life and the environment are so pronounced and consequential. Leaders influence the well-being of their followers, the performance of their organisations and the direction and happiness of society. Good leaders maintain and improve on a fair society. Bad leaders are arguably much more influential because their destructive capability is so great.
Organisations that have been cultivated and grown for generations by good leaders can suddenly, with the event of bad leadership, be destroyed from within.
Good leadership is well researched already in academia and so an initial aim of the Corporate Psychopaths Research Association is to conduct research into how bad or toxic leaders, in the identity of Corporate Psychopaths, effect organisations.