The Dark Side of Excellence (#S195)
Business training techniques often focus mindlessly on "positive thinking," glossing over the need for executives to engage in soul-searching and self-renewal. John O'Neil, former president of the California School of Professional Psychology, discusses the unfortunate trend in business to treat "success" as an all-consuming end in itself, without regard to the consequences of this attitude.
|"When a life becomes too devoted to short-term success, to numbers, to winning as if somehow that in itself was the end, then you're going to run into deep and painful problems in your life. Because a life is made up of more than that kind of success."|
--John R. O'Neil