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By Edwin H. Friedman

Ten years after his demise, Edwin Friedman’s best-selling A Failure of Nerve keeps to provide insights into management which are extra urgently wanted than ever, and this revised, anniversary variation is vital interpreting 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 every one corporations have personalities, like households, and to use the insights of kinfolk remedy to church buildings and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, and politicians and academics. His understandings approximately our regressed, “seatbelt society,” orientated towards defense instead of event, aid clarify the sabotage that leaders consistently face this present day. Suspicious of the “quick fixes” and speedy recommendations that sweep via our tradition in basic terms to provide method to the subsequent fad, he argued for power and selfdifferentiation
as the marks of actual management. His formulation for fulfillment is extra adulthood, no more information; stamina, no longer approach; and private accountability, no longer empathy.

A Failure of Nerve was once unfinished on the time of Friedman’s dying and initially published
in a restricted version. 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“Reading this e-book is like studying an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a lacking play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman used to be certainly one of our so much excellent, unique, and provocative thinkers around the fields of remedy, ministry, and organizational leadership.”
—Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and kin remedy software, collage of Minnesota

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