Insecure overachievers

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There are strong comments made in this excellent Radio 4 program on elite professional services firms

  • driven by a sense of my own inadequacy

  • the higher I climbed the more frightened I became of falling

  • you have to suppress your biological and emotional needs in order to be at the beck and call of your work

are just a few of the statements made by the "insecure overachievers" working at the elite professional services firms in London.

Is there a paradox here?

"these firms create the ideal environment to exploit these insecure overachievers" and the reality that experienced talent is the number one scarce resource that elite professional service firms have today

#coaching #leadership #professionals #overachievers

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