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'Depression made me a better CEO'

'Depression made me a better CEO'

The CEO of disability employer Remploy says that this struggle with depression helped him to become a better boss in an interview with Sky News.

Gareth Parry said that when the doctor told him that he was suffering from depression three years ago, he was “gobsmacked”.

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Comments (3)

  • Nova Ferguson
    Nova Ferguson
    Fri, 14 Sep 2018 1:42pm BST
    It's so important that the impact of depression at all levels of organisations is shared and understood. Depression isn't the sole province of the 'less successful' in organisations. Everyone's vulnerable.
  • Jennifer
    Thu, 13 Sep 2018 2:40pm BST
    Wonderful to see this being shared.....I completely agree, I suffered with anxiety in my 20's into my 30's and it absolutely helped in me becoming a better manager/leader. It has helped me to recognise change in behaviours and hopefully made me into a better manager as I tried to manage holistically and see the whole person in relation to their work, and on a very simple level recognise we are all human and sometimes need someone to talk to.
  • Kate
    Tue, 11 Sep 2018 4:42pm BST
    At long last a businessman who is willing to speak out! We read about celebs and royalty with regards to mental health but not from the business world. Well done for sharing. I do know though that we as a society are looking in the wrong direction for the solution I.e outside to prescriptions. I am not anti them & I think they can help. The direction we all need to look in is inside (inside-out vis outside-in) to begin to understand the source of wellbeing and mental health.