A FIRST RATE MADNESS, recommended by the wonderful Nikki Kimball, will certainly make you think. Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center, offers an exploration of the powerful connections between mood illnesses (depression and bipolar disorder) and leadership. He sets forth a controversial, compelling thesis: the very qualities that mark those with mood disorders—creativity, resilience, empathy, and realism—also make for the best leaders in times of crisis.
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