A failure of nerve : leadership in the age of the quick fix / Edwin H. Friedman ; editors, Margaret M. Treadwell, Edward W. Beal.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Church Publishing, Copyright date: ©2017Edition: 10th anniversary revised editionDescription: xvii, 266 pages ; 23 cmContent type:
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- BF637.L4 F75 2017
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1 Imaginative Gridlock and the Spirit of Adventure 33 -- 2 A Society in Regression 57 -- 3 Data Junkyards and Data Junkies: The Fallacy of Expertise 103 -- 4 Survival in a Hostile Environment: The Fallacy of Empathy 141 -- 5 Autocracy Versus Integrity: The Fallacies of Self 169 -- 6 Take Five 199 -- 7 Emotional Triangles 217 -- 8 Crisis and Sabotage: The Keys to the Kingdom 243.
"Friedman was the first to tell us that all organizations have personalities, like families, and to apply the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, politicians and teachers. His understandings about our regressed, "seatbelt society," oriented toward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotage that leaders constantly face today. Suspicious of the "quick fixes" and instant solutions that sweep through our culture only to give way to the next fad, he argued for strength and self-differentiation as the marks of true leadership. His formula for success is more maturity, not more data; stamina, not technique; and personal responsibility, not empathy A Failure of Nerve was unfinished at the time of Friedman's death and originally published in a limited edition. This new edition cleans up some oversights in the original and brings his life-changing insights and challenges to a new generation of readers."--Publisher.