A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix (10th Anniversary, Revised Edition) by Friedman, Edwin H.

A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix (10th Anniversary, Revised Edition)

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An invitation and guide for leaders "to cast a courageous and imaginative vision, to lead resiliently, and to be present and steady in times of deep anxiety."

Ed Friedman's genius was to see the individual in the family in the larger group, bringing the wisdom of his experience as a therapist and rabbi to the field of organizational leadership.

A timeless bestseller, A Failure of Nerve still astonishes in this new edition with its relevance and continues to transform the lives of leaders everywhere--business, church, family, schools--as it has for more than 20 years:

  • Offers prescient guide to leadership in the age of "quick fix."
  • Provides ways to recognize and address organizational dysfunction.
  • Emphasizes "strength over pathology" in these anxious times.

"The age that is upon us requires differentiated leadership that is willing to rise above the anxiety of the masses. We need leaders who will have the 'capacity to understand and deal effectively' with the hive mind that is us. This is, in Friedman's words, 'the key to the kingdom.' I am grateful for this accessible new edition."
?C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Texas



Author: Edwin H. Friedman
Publisher: Church Publishing
Published: 05/01/2017
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.8lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781596272798

About the Author
Friedman, Edwin H.: -

Edwin Friedman (1932-1996) was an ordained rabbi and practicing family therapist. His ground-breaking volume Generation to Generation, which exposed the connections between emotional processes at home and at work in religious, educational, therapeutic, and business systems, has become a modern classic. In great demand as a consultant and public speaker throughout the country, he lived in Washington DC. He died in 1996.

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