A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix, by Edwin H. Friedman

By Edwin H. Friedman

Ten years after his demise, Edwin Friedman’s best-selling A Failure of Nerve maintains to provide insights into management which are extra urgently wanted than ever, and this revised, anniversary variation is vital studying for all leaders, be they mom and dad or presidents, company executives or educators, spiritual superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy.

Friedman used to be the 1st to inform us that each one corporations have personalities, like households, and to use the insights of family members 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, aid clarify the sabotage that leaders consistently face at the present time. Suspicious of the “quick fixes” and rapid suggestions that sweep via our tradition in simple terms to offer strategy to the following fad, he argued for energy and selfdifferentiation
as the marks of precise management. His formulation for fulfillment is extra adulthood, no more information; stamina, no longer strategy; and private accountability, now not empathy.

A Failure of Nerve used to be unfinished on the time of Friedman’s loss of life 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“Reading this e-book is like learning an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a lacking play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman was once one in every of our so much wonderful, unique, and provocative thinkers around the fields of remedy, ministry, and organizational leadership.”
—Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and family members remedy software, collage of Minnesota

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