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Resource-ful Consulting: Working with your Presence and Identity in Consulting to Change

Resource-ful Consulting: Working with your Presence and Identity in Consulting to Change

by Karen Izod, Susan Rosina Whittle

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Consultants and practitioners working with change can feel at a loss as to how to help their clients move forward. Organisations get stuck in routine ways even when they have innovations in mind.... (more)

Fanaticism in Psychoanalysis: Upheavals in the Institutions

Fanaticism in Psychoanalysis: Upheavals in the Institutions

by Manuela Utrilla Robles

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'This is a scholarly study in which the author explores a difficult subject matter that has been a tabooed topic in psychoanalysis. She undertakes a serious study of the underlying arguments as to... (more)

Mind-ful Consulting

Mind-ful Consulting

Edited by Susan Rosina Whittle, Karen Izod

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The publication of this book coincides with a increasing recognition that the challenges facing society and organisations are not amenable to "quick fixes". The approaches to consultancy which... (more)

Organizations Connected: A Handbook of Systemic Consultation

Organizations Connected: A Handbook of Systemic Consultation

Edited by David Campbell, Clare Huffington

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In this book, each contributor describes the way they use the systemic model in their consultancy practice. Their key ideas are illustrated via a case example (or examples), where possible including... (more)

Leaders in Transition: The Tensions at Work as New Leaders Take Charge

Leaders in Transition: The Tensions at Work as New Leaders Take Charge

by Gilles Amado, Richard Elsner

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Leaders in Transition brings a new perspective on why some leaders succeed more than others when taking charge of an organisation. Based on in-depth case studies, when four new leaders and their... (more)

Reflexive Inquiry: A Framework for Consultancy Practice

Reflexive Inquiry: A Framework for Consultancy Practice

by Christine Oliver

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The impetus for this book came from an appreciation that reflexivity, for both consultant and client, is the core ingredient for facilitating the "changing organization". Central to this belief,... (more)

Executive Coaching: Systems-Psychodynamic Perspective

Executive Coaching: Systems-Psychodynamic Perspective

Edited by Halina Brunning

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A collection of papers by well-known contemporary writers that describe their own models of coaching and their thoughts on the theoretical roots that underpin their thinking and coaching practice. (more)

It's an Emotional Game: Learning about Leadership from Football

It's an Emotional Game: Learning about Leadership from Football

by Lionel F. Stapley

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Based on work in the anxiety-provoking and emotional environment of professional football, this book explores the effect that emotions have on the relationships and relatedness of team members; and,... (more)

Reflective Enquiry into Therapeutic Institutions

Reflective Enquiry into Therapeutic Institutions

Edited by Lesley Day, Pam Pringle

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Therapeutic practice needs constant examination to ensure that it remains responsive and dynamic. Living organisms must communicate with their environment if they are to survive, and institutions are... (more)

The Socially Constructed Organization

The Socially Constructed Organization

by David Campbell

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This new work looks at the dynamics of organisations from a social constructionist viewpoint, taking the organisation as something that is constructed continuously through individual interactions... (more)

Learning for Leadership: Interpersonal and Intergroup Relations

Learning for Leadership: Interpersonal and Intergroup Relations

by A.K. Rice

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This study is designed to teach readers of the human problems of leadership, and to show new conceptions of leadership and new methods of training relevant to our modern industrial society.

This... (more)

Exploring Individual and Organizational Boundaries: A Tavistock Open Systems Approach

Exploring Individual and Organizational Boundaries: A Tavistock Open Systems Approach

Edited by W. Gordon Lawrence

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One way of conceptualizing the relationship of individuals, through their roles, to their various groupings (such as families, communities, and business and industrial enterprises) is to consider... (more)

Social Dreaming @ Work

Social Dreaming @ Work

Edited by W. Gordon Lawrence

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'"Social Dreaming" is the name given to a method of working with dreams that are shared and associated to within a gathering of people, coming together for this purpose. Its immediate origins date... (more)

Systems Thinking for Harassed Managers

Systems Thinking for Harassed Managers

by Nano McCaughan, Barry Palmer

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This book describes the processes that shape organisational life and shows how managers can work together to help one another to work out their problems and develop their skills. The authors draw on... (more)

Systemic Work with Organizations: A New Model for Managers and Change Agents

Systemic Work with Organizations: A New Model for Managers and Change Agents

by David Campbell, Keith Kinsella

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Systemic Work with Organizations explores a powerful new perspective on the challenges faced by managers and consultants who work in large organizations. Building on principles and methods... (more)

Humanness in Organisations: A Psychodynamic Contribution

Humanness in Organisations: A Psychodynamic Contribution

Edited by Leopold Vansina

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Humanness in Organizations is a unique contribution from the social sciences to the betterment of organizational life. The authors argue that working life can only become more humane when we change... (more)

The Reflective Citizen: Organizational and Social Dynamics

The Reflective Citizen: Organizational and Social Dynamics

Edited by Laurence J. Gould, Aideen Lucey

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This is the first in a "Reflective Citizen" series, the intention being to develop volumes from the various OPUS (An Organisation for Promoting Understanding of Society) activities which include... (more)

Olympus Inc: Intervening for Cultural Change in Organizations

Olympus Inc: Intervening for Cultural Change in Organizations

by Bernie Neville, Tim Dalmau

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In Olympus Inc., Bernie Neville and Tim Dalmau use the ancient Greek Gods to explores the values, practices and beliefs that underpin businesses, schools, corporations and the like, and through this... (more)

Society Against Itself: Political Correctness and Organizational Self-Destruction

Society Against Itself: Political Correctness and Organizational Self-Destruction

by Howard S. Schwartz

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"Political correctness" involves much more than a restriction of speech. It represents a broad cultural transformation, a shift in the way people understand things and organize their lives; a change... (more)

Fear and Self-Loathing in the City: A Guide to Keeping Sane in the Square Mile

Fear and Self-Loathing in the City: A Guide to Keeping Sane in the Square Mile

by Michael Sinclair

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Fear and Self-Loathing in the City is a practical guide to both managing the pressures of the workplace and coping with the struggles we may have in our personal lives. It incorporates simple... (more)

From Transformation to TransformaCtion: Methods and Practices

From Transformation to TransformaCtion: Methods and Practices

by David Gutmann

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This book describes a journey of discovery from transformation to transformaCtion that extends and enhances the life of the organization. The journey occurs on the seas of anxiety and passion, which... (more)

When Work Takes Control: The Psychology and Effects of Work Addiction

When Work Takes Control: The Psychology and Effects of Work Addiction

by Pernille Rasmussen

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The purpose of this book is to explain, first, what happens when we become too involved in our work, and, second, how we avoid being controlled by our work and how we prevent family members, friends,... (more)

Infinite Possibilities of Social Dreaming

Infinite Possibilities of Social Dreaming

Edited by W. Gordon Lawrence

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Social Dreaming was discovered in the early 1980s at the Tavistock Institute in London. Its focus is on the dream and not the dreamer. It is done with a set of people who come together to share their... (more)

The Meaning of Work: Papers on Work Organization and the Design of Jobs

The Meaning of Work: Papers on Work Organization and the Design of Jobs

by Lisl Klein

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Lisl Klein has spent forty years working on the twin themes of the practice of social science in organizations and the importance of work and work organization. Papers on the first of these were... (more)

Relatedness in a Global Economy

Relatedness in a Global Economy

Edited by Edward B. Klein, Ian L. Pritchard

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Massive social changes have brought prosperity to many groups and nations. Technological developments continue to facilitate the transformation of our lives. More employees are working in teams... (more)

Taking Positions in the Organization

Taking Positions in the Organization

by David Campbell, Marianne Groenbaek

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This volume provides a positive and productive model for helping people to move out of static positions or difficult relationships in the workplace. Informed by systemic thinking and social... (more)

Working Across the Gap: The Practice of Social Science in Organizations

Working Across the Gap: The Practice of Social Science in Organizations

by Lisl Klein

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Lisl Klein's experience of applying the social sciences in organizations must be unique. Her work is grounded in research but much of her professional activity has been in application, combining the... (more)

The Transitional Approach in Action

The Transitional Approach in Action

Edited by Gilles Amado, Leopold Vansina

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The chapters in this volume cover a wide range of topics that concentrate around four themes: transitional change in therapeutic communities; in working conferences for professional development or... (more)

Disillusionment: Dialogue of Lacks

Disillusionment: Dialogue of Lacks

Edited by David Gutmann, Jacqueline Ternier-David

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This current volume by successful consultants to leading organizations and institutions combines two of their recent papers. The first paper, 'Disillusionment', looks at the phenomenon of illusion... (more)

Are Leaders Born or Are They Made? The Case of Alexander the Great

Are Leaders Born or Are They Made? The Case of Alexander the Great

by Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, Elisabet Engellau

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This engaging study of the life of Alexander the Great, the charismatic leader who created an empire that spanned most of the ancient world, provides an in-depth look at the psychodynamics of... (more)

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