Unhealthy managers persist regardless of numerous enterprise books warning in opposition to the pitfalls of energy. However no administration textual content paints a extra vivid image of the issue than E.M. Delafield does within the monster of self-regard on the middle of The Battle-Staff.
Revealed in 1918, this temporary and biting novel is predicated on Delafield’s volunteer work in Britain throughout what was recognized then because the Nice Battle. Born Edmée Elizabeth Monica de la Pasture (Delafield was a pseudonym), the writer had already didn’t obtain a suitable marriage proposal as a debutante and resigned from the Belgian convent to which she had fled in despair. The cloistered life ill-suited her, however the work she was given there was “an absolute revelation of unsuspected enjoyment” at a time when girls of her lofty social standing weren’t anticipated to take jobs.
When the warfare got here, the large mobilization of