By Edwin H. Friedman
Friedman was once the 1st to inform us that each one businesses have personalities, like households, and to use the insights of relations remedy to church buildings and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, and politicians and academics. His understandings approximately our regressed, “seatbelt society,” orientated towards security instead of experience, support clarify the sabotage that leaders consistently face this day. Suspicious of the “quick fixes” and fast strategies that sweep via our tradition merely to provide technique to the subsequent fad, he argued for power and selfdifferentiation
as the marks of actual management. His formulation for achievement is extra adulthood, no more info; stamina, now not strategy; and private accountability, no longer empathy.
A Failure of Nerve was once unfinished on the time of Friedman’s loss of life and initially published
in a restricted variation. This new version cleans up a few oversights within the unique and brings
his life-changing insights and demanding situations to a brand new iteration of readers.
“Reading this ebook is like researching an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a lacking play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman used to be considered one of our such a lot fantastic, unique, and provocative thinkers around the fields of remedy, ministry, and organizational leadership.”
—Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and family members remedy application, college of Minnesota
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