By Edwin H. Friedman
Friedman was once the 1st to inform us that every one agencies have personalities, like households, and to use the insights of relatives remedy to church buildings and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, and politicians and academics. His understandings approximately our regressed, “seatbelt society,” orientated towards safeguard instead of event, aid clarify the sabotage that leaders regularly face at the present time. Suspicious of the “quick fixes” and rapid strategies that sweep via our tradition in basic terms to provide approach to the subsequent fad, he argued for power and selfdifferentiation
as the marks of real management. His formulation for achievement is extra adulthood, no more information; stamina, no longer 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“Reading this publication is like gaining knowledge of an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a lacking play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman was once one among our so much remarkable, unique, and provocative thinkers around the fields of remedy, ministry, and organizational leadership.”
—Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and kinfolk remedy application, collage of Minnesota
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A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix, Revised Edition by Edwin H. Friedman