By Edwin H. Friedman
Friedman was once the 1st to inform us that each one organisations have personalities, like households, and to use the insights of family members remedy to church buildings and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, and politicians and lecturers. His understandings approximately our regressed, “seatbelt society,” orientated towards security instead of experience, support clarify the sabotage that leaders consistently face at the present time. Suspicious of the “quick fixes” and fast recommendations that sweep via our tradition in basic terms to provide technique to the subsequent fad, he argued for energy and selfdifferentiation
as the marks of real management. His formulation for achievement is extra adulthood, no more information; stamina, now not approach; and private accountability, now not empathy.
A Failure of Nerve used to be unfinished on the time of Friedman’s demise and initially published
in a constrained variation. This re-creation cleans up a few oversights within the unique and brings
his life-changing insights and demanding situations to a brand new new release of readers.
“Reading this ebook is like studying an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a lacking play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman was once one in all our so much very good, unique, and provocative thinkers around the fields of treatment, ministry, and organizational leadership.”
—Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and relations treatment application, college of Minnesota
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