Navigating Narcissism in the Work Place at WeWork with Ugo Mbawuike

Ousted WeWork CEO Adam Neumann built a company culture that drew employees in a relationship with their workplace that they loved – but that many on the inside and outside clearly saw as – narcissistic. As one of the top community managers at WeWork, Ugo Mbawuike had a front row seat to the rise and demise of the co-working tech unicorn that was supposed to transform the corporate office as we know it. From the love bombing of perks and community, to the future faking of Adam’s grand vision, and the gaslighting of the company’s subsequent financial problems, we look at Ugo’s experience through a narcissistic framework to recognize red flags of a employer.

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