A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix, Revised Edition - eBook
A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix, Revised Edition - eBook  -     By: Edwin H. Friedman
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Widely used in seminaries and a leading resource in application of family systems theory to church congregations, Edwin Friedman's bestselling A Failure of Nerve continues to offer indispensible leadership insights for all leaders—be they parents or presidents, corporate executives or educators, religious superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy.

Friedman was the first to inform readers that, like every family, all organizations have personalities, and that the insights of family therapy can be applied to churches and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, politicians and teachers. 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.

This revised 10th anniversary edition of Friedman's bestseller cleans up some oversights in the original and brings his life-changing insights and challenges to a new generation of readers.

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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Church Publishing Inc.
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 9781596272804
ISBN-13: 9781596272804

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Ten years after his death, Edwin Friedman’s best-selling A Failure of Nerve continues to offer insights into leadership that are more urgently needed than ever, and this revised, anniversary edition is essential reading for all leaders, be they parents or presidents, corporate executives or educators, religious superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy. 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, and 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 selfdifferentiation 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. “Reading this book is like discovering an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a missing play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman was one of our most brilliant, original, and provocative thinkers across the fields of therapy, ministry, and organizational leadership.” —Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Minnesota

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