Ten years after his death, Edwin Friedman's insights into leadershipare more urgently needed than ever. He was the first to tellus that all organizations have personalities, as families do, and toapply the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues,rectors and rabbis, politicians and teachers. Failure of Nerve isessential reading for all leaders, be they parents or presidents,corporate executives or educators, religious superiors or coaches,healers or generals, managers or clergy.Friedman's insights about our regressed "seatbelt society," orientedtoward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotagethat leaders constantly face today. Suspicious of the quick fixesand instant solutions that sweep through our culture only to giveway to the next fad, he argues for strength and self-differentiationas the marks of true leadership. His formula for success is morematurity, not more data; stamina, not technique; and personalresponsibility, not empathy.This book was unfinished at the time of Friedman's death andoriginally published in a limited edition. This new edition makes hislife-changing insights and challenges available to a new generationof readers.Friedman, Edwin H. is the author of 'Failure of Nerve Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix' with ISBN 9781596270428 and ISBN 159627042X.[read more]
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