Douglas LaBier

Psychologist, Author


Who is Douglas LaBier?

Douglas LaBier is a business psychologist, psychotherapist, and writer. He is the Founder and Director of the Center for Progressive Development, in Washington, D.C and conducts programs for senior executives and leadership teams, based on his findings and empirical data, to create positive management cultures. He also practices psychotherapy for men, women and couples. He is known for research demonstrating that success in business and careers can create emotional and values conflicts for men and women.

That became the thesis for the book 'Modern Madness: The Hidden Link Between Work and Emotional Conflict', which is based on a study of 220 men and women and explains why careers within large organizations affect the potential for emotional and values conflict among people who are not otherwise emotionally disturbed. It was cited by Daniel Goleman in The New York Times as “In the vanguard...offering sobering insights into the costs of modern success.”[2] LaBier argued that personal and career-related conflicts are often caused, paradoxically, by successful adaptation to the roles, pressures, and culture within organizations and careers.

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  • University at Buffalo

on July 23, 2013


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