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By Edwin H. Friedman

Ten years after his loss of life, Edwin Friedman’s best-selling A Failure of Nerve maintains to supply insights into management which are extra urgently wanted than ever, and this revised, anniversary variation is vital analyzing for all leaders, be they mom and dad or presidents, company executives or educators, non secular superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy.

Friedman was once the 1st to inform us that each one firms have personalities, like households, and to use the insights of kin remedy to church buildings and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, and politicians and academics. His understandings approximately our regressed, “seatbelt society,” orientated towards security instead of experience, aid clarify the sabotage that leaders continually face this present day. Suspicious of the “quick fixes” and speedy ideas that sweep via our tradition merely to offer strategy to the following fad, he argued for energy and selfdifferentiation
as the marks of real management. His formulation for fulfillment is extra adulthood, no more info; stamina, no longer process; and private accountability, now not empathy.

A Failure of Nerve used to be unfinished on the time of Friedman’s dying and initially published
in a constrained version. This re-creation cleans up a few oversights within the unique and brings
his life-changing insights and demanding situations to a brand new iteration of readers.

“Reading this e-book is like learning an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a lacking play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman was once one in every of our so much outstanding, unique, and provocative thinkers around the fields of remedy, ministry, and organizational leadership.”
—Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and relatives remedy application, collage of Minnesota

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