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Rhodes, D., & Rhodes K. (1999).  Vampires: Emotional Predators Who Want to Suck the Life Out of You.
"One main tenet of emotional vampirism is particularly true in the workplace: ...while the victim is devoting the bulk of his time and energy to getting a job done, the emotional vampire is busy maneuvering." (p. 114)
"Actually dangerous (AD) emotional vampirism in the workplace is likely in situations which are highly charged emotionally, such as...when a career is at stake, and the actually dangerous is in a position to make or break an underling.
These are among the most difficult of situations, with material and emotional factors compounding each other." (p. 139)
Roberts, W. (2012).  Victory Secrets of Attila the Hun. 159. Abstract
"An organization's worst enemies are seldom external. Rather, the most deadly and damaging threats come from those who are so driven toward power that their political maneuvering can destroy the very group in which they seek authority." (p. 44)
D'Souza, D. (2000).  The Virtue of Prosperity : finding values in an age of techno-affluence.
"We think of leisure as 'not working', but in the economic literature is more precisely defined as 'doing what you want to do.' Rich people frequently find their jobs challenging and interesting, and so they would prefer to put in overtime at the office rather than sit at a beach sipping margaritas. If you're a welder or a longshoreman, sitting on a beach seems like a wonderful respite from the grime and ardor of your everyday existence; but if you're a scientist or an inventor pursuing a new discovery, an entrepreneur building a new business, an acclaimed singer or athlete, or a successful author completing a magnum opus, lounging on the sand in the middle of nowhere can seem like an awful waste of time." (p. 82)
Rath, T. (2006).  Vital Friends: the people you can't afford to live without.
"Undoubtedly, there are thousands of managers in the workplace who have no business bearing the responsibility for developing other people. Most of us have had a boss like this at one point or another. They make you miserable, less productive, and even diminish your physical health. But we have also found thousands of exceptional managers who have the opposite effect, and they have something in common: These great managers care about each of their employees as a real human being, not just a means to an end." (p. 63)

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