By Edwin H. Friedman
Friedman used to be the 1st to inform us that every one organisations have personalities, like households, and to use the insights of relatives treatment to church buildings and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, and politicians and academics. His understandings approximately our regressed, “seatbelt society,” orientated towards safeguard instead of experience, support clarify the sabotage that leaders always face this day. Suspicious of the “quick fixes” and fast ideas that sweep via our tradition in basic terms to provide solution to the subsequent fad, he argued for energy and selfdifferentiation
as the marks of precise management. His formulation for achievement is extra adulthood, no more information; stamina, now not strategy; and private accountability, now not empathy.
A Failure of Nerve was once unfinished on the time of Friedman’s demise and initially published
in a constrained version. 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“Reading this ebook is like researching an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a lacking play of Shakespeare.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 one among our so much magnificent, unique, and provocative thinkers around the fields of treatment, ministry, and organizational leadership.”
—Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and family members remedy application, college of Minnesota
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