The Corporate Psychopaths Research Centre is a not-for-profit research institute which aims to devise, organise, manage and report on research that helps in understanding good and bad leaders. Working in conjunction with academics from various universities and across disciplines, the centre 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 are so pronounced. 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 the initial aim of the Corporate Psychopaths Research Centre is to conduct research into how bad leaders, in the identity of Corporate Psychopaths, effect organisations.