Another Case For Insanity

by - m on 09/04/2015

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Beware the normal manager. 

He’s the one who can manage things under normal circumstances. The past has served him well and he wants to preserve it. He doesn’t deal well with change or uncertainty or novelty.
Perhaps it’s time for a dose of insanity.

Psychiatrist Nassir Ghaemi (in his book A First-Rate Madness) argues that at least in one sense insanity produces good results and sanity is the problem. Ghaemi states in his introduction:
In times of crises we are better off being led by mentally ill leaders than by mentally normal ones.
So the next time that you think the bosses have lost their minds, it may be that they are too normal for the circumstances.
That’s just crazy.

– m


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