Many of us have had to deal with mentally unstable people at different times and at different levels of the corporate world, including those at executive levels tasked with making significant decisions for their organizations.
Like pornography, a lack of mental stability in people, especially in the workplace, is something most of us recognize when we see it. The effects of mental illness often cause serious negative impacts on the departments and the people the sick individuals interact with. But, because mental illness is still a taboo subject in corporate America, these people remain in their high level posts “undiscovered” for years.
See Dealing with Mentally Unstable Managers, by Joel Font, CISA, CBCP.
Emotional Continuity Management, pioneered by Vali Hawkins Mitchell, Ph.D. LMHC, is a valuable tool in the face of workplace disruption. Vali is the author of Emotional Crises in the Workplace: Protecting Your Business’ Bottom Line – Emotional Continuity Management in the Workplace.