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Must success cost so much?

Author: Bartolomé, Fernando ; Evans, Paul A. L.INSEAD Area: Organisational BehaviourPublisher: Basic Books, 1981.Language: EnglishDescription: 250 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0465047467Type of document: INSEAD BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and indexAbstract: A study of more than 2,000 male executives and their wives over a five year period indicates certain factors which affect the ability of executives to have meaningful private lives. On-the-job frustration, self-doubt, and unfinished business cause emotional spillover into private life. This spillover manifests itself through fatigue, tension, and worrying. Major causes include the problems of adapting to a new job, the lack of an appropriate fit between a person and his job, and career disappointments.
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INSEAD Book Doriot Library
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Print HD6951 .E83 1981
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001071525
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INSEAD Book Doriot Library
Main Collection
Print HD6951 .E83 1981
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001197478
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Includes bibliographical references and index

A study of more than 2,000 male executives and their wives over a five year period indicates certain factors which affect the ability of executives to have meaningful private lives. On-the-job frustration, self-doubt, and unfinished business cause emotional spillover into private life. This spillover manifests itself through fatigue, tension, and worrying. Major causes include the problems of adapting to a new job, the lack of an appropriate fit between a person and his job, and career disappointments.

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Must Success Cost So Much? Contents Acknowledgements Prologue vi 1 Part One: Lift, Investments 1 Time and energy 2 Emotional spillover 3 Professional life and private life 4 Three life phases 7 9 16 27 42 Part Two: Finding Professional Identity 5 The fit between personality and work 6 Misfits and prisoners 7 Launching the career 8 Maintaining private life 59 62 72 82 98 Part Three: Private Life 9 Rebalancing private and professional life 10 The shapes of marriage 11 Expressiveness 12 Martyrs and choosers 115 117 132 142 158 Part Four: Liftstyles 13 The enjoyment test 14 How many orchards are you tending? 173 174 187 Part Five: Conclusions Appendix 1: The questionnaire Appendix 2: The survey methodology Appendix 3: Methodological notes References Index 203 211 232 237 241 246

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