CHAPTER 4FACE 3Relinquishing Control versus Controlling


I once observed an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where an impeccably dressed, tall, middle-aged gentleman stood up and said, “Hello, my name is Scott [not his real name], and I am an alcoholic. I am not only addicted to alcohol but, as the CEO of a major multinational organization, I am also addicted to power and control. I am working my program, and as part of my sobriety, I admit that I am powerless over alcohol and many situations at work and that my life has become unmanageable—that is up until now!”

Scott’s addiction to control and power is not unusual; his ability to admit it is. Many ...

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