Mr Godbless Akaighe

Room: A03 Doctoral centre
Qualifications: B.Sc. Business Administration, M.Sc. Organisational Behaviour


I have a B.Sc. (Hons) in Business Administration and an M.Sc. in Organisational Behaviour. I am an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM). I am also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). Prior to joining the University of Sheffield as a Doctoral Student, I worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Lagos where I completed my Master's Degree and at Lagos Business School-Pan Atlantic University, in the same capacity. I enjoy researching issues around Leadership, Organisations, Personality, Behaviour, Well-being and Team-working, as well as other related topics.


Dr Anna Topakas, Dr Kristin Hildenbrand

Thesis Title

Narcissistic leaders and teammates: A toxic combination?

Scope of Research (aims and objectives)

Research on narcissistic leaders, as with other types of dark side leader traits, has continued to receive research attention, in terms of its negative and positive effects. The findings so far have been mixed, depending on the context and perspective. Unanswered questions persist around the contribution of leader narcissism to team members' well-being, considering individual team members' level of narcissism and other team factors, such as team climate.
This thesis adopts a quantitative research methodology with multi-source data, to answer the question of what effect narcissistic leaders have on the mental well-being and workplace reactions of their employees.
The value of this thesis is to provide insights into what employees' and organisations can do to address the negative effects of leader narcissism and how to select and train leaders and followers, to arrive at non-toxic combinations.