What impact will your research have on industry?
I hope my work will contribute to a better understanding of toxic leadership, particularly around following toxic leaders, asking 'why do people follow toxic leaders?'.
If you think about some of the toxic leaders we have experienced through history such as Adolf Hitler for example, it makes you ask 'what makes millions of people follow a leader like that?'. It could be fear or other reasons and understanding that is critical.
Understanding what makes some people go against the grain and challenge that leader and what makes the majority follow them, despite knowing that its hurtful.
I hope that I have contributed to giving more knowledge to this field and making organisations aware of such a disease.