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The Leadership Mystique: Leading Behavior in the Human Enterprise, Second Edition by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

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Chapter 13. Best places to work: Authentizotic organizations

 

With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.

 
 --ARISTOTLE
 

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.

 
 --THEODORE ROOSEVELT
 

Integrity begins with a person being willing to be honest with himself.

 
 --CORT FLINT

When we look at the first decade of this new millennium, we see many disquieting themes in the world of work. Prime among them is stress in the workplace. Statistics about illness, underperformance, and absenteeism tell a dramatic tale of on-the-job dysfunctionality, from the CEO to the mail clerk. In many organizations, the balance between work life and private life is tilted so far toward work that there is no private life. ...

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