About Jeffrey Pfeffer

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of 15 books. Dr. Pfeffer received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. from Stanford.


Jeff Pfeffer stands as one of the great management thinkers of our time.

Jim Collins

About Dying for a Paycheck

In this timely book, Jeffrey Pfeffer contends that many modern management practices are toxic to employees—destroying their physical and emotional health–and to company performance, adversely affecting engagement and productivity and increasing turnover. Dying for a Paycheck offers practical advice about how to build workplaces where people thrive.

You don’t have to do a dangerous job—in coal mine or on a construction site, commercial fishing boat, or an oil rig—to endure a health-destroying, possibly life-threatening, workplace. Just ask the manager in a senior finance role whose immense workload, once handled by several employees, required frequent all-nighters—leading to alcohol and drug addiction. Or the dedicated news media producer whose commitment to getting the story resulted in a sixty-pound weight gain thanks to having no down time to eat properly or exercise. Or the marketing professional prescribed antidepressants a week after joining her employer.



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Leadership BS by Jeffrey Pfeffer cover
The Knowing Doing Gap by Jeffrey Pfeffer cover
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What Were They Thinking? by Jeffrey Pfeffer cover
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Hidden Value by Jeffrey Pfeffer cover
The Human Equation by Jeffrey Pfeffer cover