The Dark Side of ExcellencewithJohn R. O’Neil

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Motivational training techniques often focus mindlessly on “positive thinking”, glossing over the need for people to engage in soul-search­ing and self-renewal. John O’Neil, past-president of the Califor­nia School of Professional Psychology, discusses the unfor­tunate trend to treat “success” as an all-con­suming end in itself, without regard to the consequences of this attitude. O’Neil is author of The Paradox of Success.

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Published on July 22, 2023


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