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The walls within: working with defenses against otherness

Online Conference 5-11 July 2021

Depersonalized Entitlement Among CEOs

Most CEOs have gone to business school and work with others who have taken classes in organizational and/or industrial psychology. They are familiar with the research exploring the negative consequences of salary inequity and the relationship between performance and pay. However, they continue to take entitlement to a level where they are accused collectively of gross insensitivity and greed. In this paper, I will discuss the psychodynamics associated executive salary demands and the motivation for CEOs to reward themselves after terminating employees. (Note from the author about the paper. Over the past year and a half the data I have collected about CEO pay is overwhelming. I have included this data in the paper but I have placed it at the end of the paper.)