Organizational life is a territory full of dilemmas - managers are confronted with many paradoxical encounters which at first glance might seem irrational and extremely difficult to interpret.
The objective of this book is to develop a theory of organizational functioning as viewed from a clinical perspective. For that purpose psychoanalytic concepts are applied to the study of leadership behavior, organizational stress, work disorders, career, power, and authority. Special attention is given to the vicissitudes of leadership, the coercive nature of organizations, and the problem of the middle aged and aging manager.
This clinically oriented approach to management, recognizing the role of unconscious motivation, intra-psychic reality, and the limits to rationality, makes for a complex but at the same time authentic description of organizational life which directs the manager to more effective problem solving and more creative leadership.
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.
Published on 12 Jul, 2006
This book provides a comprehensive review of the state of knowledge in the field of psychoanalytic character studies.
Published on 13 Nov, 1991
"A look at a clinically oriented consultation"
This article addresses the subject of clinically oriented consultation in the workplace, offering an example of an intervention to illustrate the limitations of more traditional, rational forms of organisational consultation.
Published on 17 Nov, 2005
"Unconscious dynamics and impact on organisational life"
In this article the argument is made that unconscious dynamics have a significant impact on life in organisations.
Published on 1 Apr, 2004
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.
Published on 16 Aug, 1995
"Dreams as entry points to executive subconscious"
Published on 15 May, 2014
This book explores the role of power in organisations.
Published on 1 Aug, 1975
"Psycho- dynamic issues in leadership studies"
This chapter reviews psychodynamic issues in leadership theory, leadership in organisations, and leadership development.
Published on 1 Apr, 2013
"Psycho- dynamic aspects of effective leadership"
This working paper explores the psychodynamic aspects of effective leadership.
Published on 11 Dec, 2011
"Overview of the psycho- dynamic approach to leadership study"
This working paper provides an overview of the psychodynamic approach, including historical underminnings, its key concepts, and includes three case studies with which to apply the psychodynamic approach as well as a short self-assessment on leadership archetype.
Published on 19 Jun, 2014