This book presents eclectic advice on how things really work in organisations, by combining the dismal science of management and the impossible profession of psychoanalysis. Brief and insightful essays not only decipher problems that are common in organidational life, but they also shed light on some of the underlying dimensions that often go unnoticed. The author makes sense out of specific behaviors, stories, myths, rituals and jokes to help people understand the conflicts, anxieties, defenses and tensions that constantly arise. This book covers everything from leadership through entrepreneurship to families in business, change and downsizing, women as leaders, balancing work and pleasure, and managing acquisitions, using contemporary examples such as Robert Maxwell, Jack Welch, Tom Peters, Robert Coles, and John Gardner.
Received the 1995 - 96 Critics' Choice Award
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This book sets out to change people and organisations for the better, by revealing the ‘dark side’ of leadership behaviour and its impact on performance.
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Published on 27 Feb, 2009
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Published on 11 Dec, 2011
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Published on 13 Nov, 1991
"Applying a psycho- dynamic lens to org studies"
A chapter in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition on using a psychpdynamic lens to the study of organisational phenomenon.
Published on 24 Apr, 2015
Struggling with the Demon examines the search for meaning in human activity and highlights the values that foster commitment and involvement and, ultimately, success.
Published on 1 Jan, 2001
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In this article the argument is made that unconscious dynamics have a significant impact on life in organisations.
Published on 1 Apr, 2004