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The Unconscious at Work: A Tavistock Approach to Making Sense of Organizational Life: Second Edition

The Unconscious at Work: A Tavistock Approach to Making Sense of Organizational Life: Second Edition

Edited by Anton Obholzer, Vega Zagier Roberts

  • Paperback £29.19 (RRP : £29.99 save £0.80)

Why do our organizations so often seem to be less than the sum of their parts? What undermines effectiveness and morale, and gets in the way of achieving what we set out to do?

The Unconscious... (more)

Social Dreaming: Philosophy, Research, Theory and Practice

Social Dreaming: Philosophy, Research, Theory and Practice

Edited by Susan Long, Julian Manley

  • Paperback £26.85 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.14)

The idea of social dreaming argues that dreams are relevant to the wider social sphere and have a collective resonance that goes beyond the personal narrative.

In this fascinating collection,... (more)

The Art and Science of Working Together: Practising Group Analysis in Teams and Organisations

The Art and Science of Working Together: Practising Group Analysis in Teams and Organisations

Edited by Christine Thornton

  • Paperback £27.73 (RRP : £29.99 save £2.26)

The Art and Science of Working Together: Practising Group Analysis in Teams and Organisations is a primary resource for anyone wishing to learn more about the complex unconscious dynamics of... (more)

Love and Loneliness at Work: An Inspirational Guide for Consultants, Leaders and Other Professionals

Love and Loneliness at Work: An Inspirational Guide for Consultants, Leaders and Other Professionals

by Brigitte Bonnerup, Annemette Hasselager

  • Paperback £22.49 (RRP : £24.99 save £2.50)

Love and loneliness, in both their presence and absence, are key aspects of our lives - including our working lives.

Love and Loneliness at Work offers an accessible and practical... (more)

Transforming Experience in Organisations: A Framework for Organisational Research and Consultancy

Transforming Experience in Organisations: A Framework for Organisational Research and Consultancy

Edited by Susan Long

  • Paperback £30.03 (RRP : £30.99 save £0.96)

This book explores a theoretical model – the Transforming Experience Framework (TEF) - used to understand the complexities and ambiguities of experience within organisational life. The TEF explores... (more)

Social Defences Against Anxiety: Explorations in a Paradigm

Social Defences Against Anxiety: Explorations in a Paradigm

Edited by David Armstrong, Michael Rustin

  • Paperback £32.55 (RRP : £33.99 save £1.44)

This book revisits the theory of social systems as a defence against anxiety first set out by Elliott Jaques and Isabel Menzies Lyth in papers which they published in 1955 and 1960, and which have... (more)

Psychodynamic Organisational Theory: Key Concepts and Case Studies

Psychodynamic Organisational Theory: Key Concepts and Case Studies

by Jacob Alsted, Ditte Haslund

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On the surface, people go to work and come home again. They sometimes manage people while most are managed themselves. But beneath the function and structures of the work itself, a whole range of... (more)

Coaching in Depth: The Organizational Role Analysis Approach

Coaching in Depth: The Organizational Role Analysis Approach

Edited by John Newton, Burkard Sievers

  • Paperback £29.19 (RRP : £29.99 save £0.80)

Coaching In Depth introduces the reader to the management consultancy technique of Organizational Role Analysis (ORA); a technique with the immensely practical purpose of helping managers to stay “in... (more)

Global Leadership and Coaching: Flourishing Under Intense Pressure at Work

Global Leadership and Coaching: Flourishing Under Intense Pressure at Work

by Rachel Ellison

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Global Leadership & Coaching: Flourishing Under Intense Pressure at Work is a unique and personal look at coaching, leading and working internationally, bringing together inspiring, original and... (more)

Trauma and Organizations

Trauma and Organizations

Edited by Earl Hopper

  • Paperback £31.71 (RRP : £32.99 save £1.28)

This collection of new contributions from psychoanalysts, group analysts and organisational consultants from Europe, Australia and the United States examines the patterns of conscious and unconscious... (more)

The Body of the Organisation and its Health

The Body of the Organisation and its Health

by Richard Morgan-Jones

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)

Using the frameworks of psychoanalysis, group relations, systemic organisational observation, consulting and research, this book explores the relationship between the health of the work force and the... (more)

Executive Coaching: Systems-Psychodynamic Perspective

Executive Coaching: Systems-Psychodynamic Perspective

Edited by Halina Brunning

  • Paperback £33.39 (RRP : £34.99 save £1.60)

A collection of papers by well-known contemporary writers that describe their own models of coaching and their thoughts on the theoretical roots that underpin their thinking and coaching practice. (more)

An Introduction to the Psychodynamics of Workplace Bullying

An Introduction to the Psychodynamics of Workplace Bullying

by Sheila White

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This book gives in-depth insights into the core issues of workplace bullying from the perspectives of the individuals involved, their interpersonal relationships, the group dynamics and... (more)

The Art of Group Analysis in Organisations: The Use of Intuitive and Experiential Knowledge

The Art of Group Analysis in Organisations: The Use of Intuitive and Experiential Knowledge

by Gerhard Wilke

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Leaders, teams and organisational consultants are faced with a situation of permanent transitions. The current world of organisations is full of beginnings and incomplete endings. The author assumes... (more)

Socioanalytic Methods: Discovering the Hidden in Organisations and Social Systems

Socioanalytic Methods: Discovering the Hidden in Organisations and Social Systems

Edited by Susan Long

  • Paperback £33.39 (RRP : £34.99 save £1.60)

Socioanalysis is the study of groups, organisations, and society using a systems psychoanalytic framework: looking beneath the surface (and the obvious) to see the underlying dynamics and how these... (more)

The Systems Psychodynamics of Organizations: Integrating the Group Relations Approach, Psychoanalytic, and Open Systems Perspectives

The Systems Psychodynamics of Organizations: Integrating the Group Relations Approach, Psychoanalytic, and Open Systems Perspectives

Edited by Laurence J. Gould, Mark Stein

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This authoritative source book on the learning and creative application of the systems psychodynamic perspective defines the field, presenting the key concepts, models, and social methodologies that... (more)

Organization in the Mind: Psychoanalysis, Group Relations and Organizational Consultancy

Organization in the Mind: Psychoanalysis, Group Relations and Organizational Consultancy

by David Armstrong

  • Paperback £28.35 (RRP : £28.99 save £0.64)

David Armstrong has been a leading figure internationally in the fields of organizational consultancy and group relations for many years. Robert French and Russ Vince have gathered together, for the... (more)

Death and the City: On Loss, Mourning, and Melancholia at Work

Death and the City: On Loss, Mourning, and Melancholia at Work

by Susan Kahn

  • Paperback £27.51 (RRP : £27.99 save £0.48)
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Organisational collapse is part of our vernacular. Enron, Woolworths, Lehman’s, Bank of America, Rover, BOAC, Northern Rock – these failures are part of our cultural experience of work. At a time... (more)

The Dynamics of Change: Tavistock Approaches to Improving Social Systems

The Dynamics of Change: Tavistock Approaches to Improving Social Systems

by Mannie Sher

  • Paperback £29.19 (RRP : £29.99 save £0.80)

This book contains reflections of the most important theories and practices of the ‘Tavistock tradition’ over the past 80 to 90 years - psychoanalysis (the role of thought); socio-technical systems... (more)

The Perverse Organisation and its Deadly Sins

The Perverse Organisation and its Deadly Sins

by Susan Long

  • Paperback £28.35 (RRP : £28.99 save £0.64)

There is evidence of a movement from 'a culture of narcissism' toward elements of a perverse culture. This book brings forth and examines the evidence as it reveals itself through one of the major... (more)

Taking Positions in the Organization

Taking Positions in the Organization

by David Campbell, Marianne Groenbaek

  • Paperback £30.87 (RRP : £31.99 save £1.12)

This volume provides a positive and productive model for helping people to move out of static positions or difficult relationships in the workplace. Informed by systemic thinking and social... (more)

To Be Met as a Person at Work: The Effect of Early Attachment Experiences on Work Relationships

To Be Met as a Person at Work: The Effect of Early Attachment Experiences on Work Relationships

by Nicola Neath, Una McCluskey

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This book provides an account of how the 'Theory of Attachment-Based Exploratory Interest Sharing' (TABEIS) and the practice of Goal Corrected Empathic Attunement (GCEA) was used in a university... (more)

Leading at All Levels: Using Systemic Ideas to Get the Most out of the Workplace

Leading at All Levels: Using Systemic Ideas to Get the Most out of the Workplace

by Annette MacArtain-Kerr

  • Paperback £25.19 (RRP : £27.99 save £2.80)

This is an innovative text which aims to make systemic ideas available to a wider market for the first time. A central theme is to get maximum benefit out of the workplace. These ideas will appeal... (more)

Resource-ful Consulting: Working with your Presence and Identity in Consulting to Change

Resource-ful Consulting: Working with your Presence and Identity in Consulting to Change

by Karen Izod, Susan Rosina Whittle

  • Paperback £25.83 (RRP : £25.99 save £0.16)

Consultants and practitioners working with change can feel at a loss as to how to help their clients move forward. Organisations get stuck in routine ways even when they have innovations in mind.... (more)

Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability

Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability

Edited by Halina Brunning

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'This fascinating book, the last in a trilogy on psychoanalytic reflections, edited by Halina Brunning, explores power and vulnerability in three related areas: Leadership and Organizations, the... (more)

Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life: Crossing Boundaries

Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life: Crossing Boundaries

by Mary B. McRae, Ellen L. Short

  • Paperback £51.32 (RRP : £56.00 save £4.68)

Offers a theoretical framework for understanding covert and overt processes in group and organizational life. Using psychoanalytic (interpersonal and relational) and systems theory, the book examines... (more)

Fed with Tears - Poisoned with Milk: The Nazareth Group-Relations Conferences: Germans and Israelis - The Past in the Present

Fed with Tears - Poisoned with Milk: The Nazareth Group-Relations Conferences: Germans and Israelis - The Past in the Present

by H. Shmuel Erlich, Mira Erlich-Ginor

  • Paperback £24.95

With a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

This volume aims to make a unique and significant contribution to the proliferating literature on German-Israeli relatedness in the post-Holocaust era.... (more)

Working Below the Surface: The Emotional Life of Contemporary Organizations

Working Below the Surface: The Emotional Life of Contemporary Organizations

Edited by Clare Huffington, William Halton

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)
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The chapters contributed to this book have been written by the staff and associates of The Tavistock Consultancy Service, whose distinctive competence is in the human dimension of enterprise and the... (more)

Learning for Leadership: Interpersonal and Intergroup Relations

Learning for Leadership: Interpersonal and Intergroup Relations

by A.K. Rice

  • Paperback £30.87 (RRP : £31.99 save £1.12)

This study is designed to teach readers of the human problems of leadership, and to show new conceptions of leadership and new methods of training relevant to our modern industrial society.

This... (more)

Reworking Authority: Leading and Following in the Post-Modern Organization

Reworking Authority: Leading and Following in the Post-Modern Organization

by Larry Hirschhorn

  • Paperback £20.00

Assesses the new culture of authority - increasingly prevalent in the working environment - which expects people to bring more of themselves psychologically to the job. The text explores how... (more)

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