Sane ideas from Tufts psychiatry prof: Linking effective leadership and mental illness (via Minding the Workplace)


This is different. Very different.

Mental illness as an advantage?

I guess. The article is persuasive.

Are mental problems really an adaption to difficulties. If the strategy is successful, maybe its not crazy but a successful adaption.

Maybe, someone smart enough to adapt in so strange a fashion has superior powers of creation and those have application in other fields?

I don’t know.

See what you think?

James Pilant

Sane ideas from Tufts psychiatry prof: Linking effective leadership and mental illness When Nassir Ghaemi, a professor of psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center, studied prominent figures of the American Civil War, he discovered that many of the greatest leaders during the war (e.g., Abraham Lincoln and Union general Ulysses Grant) were mentally abnormal or mentally ill, while many … Read More

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Female-to-female workplace bullying: Homespun theory on an imperfect storm (via Minding the Workplace)


David Yamada

One of my regrets is I don’t talk as much about workplace bullying as much as I should. It’s a controversial area with some claiming it doesn’t exist.

I’ve seen it. I don’t like it. We as a nation should do something about it. Legislation is necessary to address the issue.

I admire David Yamada and his blog and, in particular, his wilingness to keep going in a difficult struggle.

Please read this and subcribe to David’s blog.

James Pilant

Among the many aspects of workplace bullying worthy of examination, female-to-female aggression seems to push the hardest buttons when raised in everyday discussions, in person or online. Some of the angriest and most anguished comments come from female targets. Newspaper articles and blog posts (such as here) about female-to-female bullying prove quite popular among readers and trigger impassioned exchanges. I often have wondered, what is it abo … Read More

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