Leaders Create Healthy Work Environments

My purpose is to nurture and inspire the human spirit. I start with myself and then work to do this with others. —Howard Behar

President Truman famously kept a sign on his desk that said “The Buck Stops Here.” Truman’s unambiguous acceptance of responsibility for the consequences of every decision is a concept endorsed by all 100 sages and other experts I interviewed for this book. This responsibility extends to the overall work environment created for the organizations they lead.

Jeffrey Pfeffer said in The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First (1998) that he believes employers ...

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