By Edwin H. Friedman
Friedman was once the 1st to inform us that every one organisations have personalities, like households, and to use the insights of kin treatment to church buildings and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, and politicians and lecturers. His understandings approximately our regressed, “seatbelt society,” orientated towards protection instead of event, aid clarify the sabotage that leaders continually face this present day. Suspicious of the “quick fixes” and rapid recommendations that sweep via our tradition in basic terms to offer approach to the subsequent fad, he argued for power and selfdifferentiation
as the marks of precise management. His formulation for fulfillment is extra adulthood, no more facts; stamina, now not procedure; and private accountability, now not empathy.
A Failure of Nerve used to be unfinished on the time of Friedman’s loss of life and initially published
in a constrained variation. 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“Reading this e-book is like getting to know an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a lacking play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman used to be one among our so much marvelous, unique, and provocative thinkers around the fields of remedy, ministry, and organizational leadership.”
—Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and kinfolk treatment software, college of Minnesota