Embracing a Mid-life Crisis

  • Rick Hughes
  • Andrew Kinder
  • Cary L. Cooper


The term ‘mid-life crisis’ can be a bit misleading. You’re unlikely to wake up one morning and suddenly find yourself in the throes of such a crisis. It’s more likely to be a dawning realisation, emerging over a period of time. Even the ‘mid-life’ bit. When is mid-life these days; when you are in your 30s, 40s, 50s or 60s? It’s about our perception of age. How young do we feel? By referring to a ‘mid-life crisis’ we feed a potential inevitability that we will all experience such a thing, when many people will not.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rick Hughes
    • 1
  • Andrew Kinder
    • 2
  • Cary L. Cooper
    • 3
  1. 1.AberdeenUK
  2. 2.LondonUK
  3. 3.Manchester Business SchoolUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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