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Addictive Organizations – My Introduction

It was a very significant turning point for me in my personal and professional growth to discover the book, “The Addictive Organization: Why We Overwork, Cover Up, Pick Up the Pieces, Please the Boss & Perpetuate Sick Organizations” by Anne Wilson Schaef and Diane Fassel (Harper& Row, 1988). It came right at the moment I needed help naming the situation in which I and others I cared about were stuck. Continue reading

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The History of Our Addictions

Chellis Glendinning’s long list of personal and collective addictions above is real to us all. I certainly know that I have been touched personally by all of the addictions on her list, even if I only consider a very small circle of family, friends and coworkers. Perhaps that’s why her assertions about the connections between techno-industrialized, Western society and the reality of these addictions has so much appeal to me. Continue reading

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