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The Curiosity Drive: Our Need for Inquisitive Thinking

The Curiosity Drive: Our Need for Inquisitive Thinking

by Philip Stokoe

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

After eighteen frustrating months heading a specialist adolescent unit, Philip Stokoe applied for a training in consultation at the Tavistock Clinic based on the ‘Tavi’ aka ‘group relations’ model.... (more)

Workplace Intelligence: Unconscious Forces and How to Manage Them

Workplace Intelligence: Unconscious Forces and How to Manage Them

by Anton Obholzer

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

Workplace Intelligence provides a range of insights into the unconscious processes at play in the workplace and an introduction to a balanced approach to organizations.

The book explores key... (more)

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 £34.99

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)

What Lies Beneath: How Organisations Really Work

What Lies Beneath: How Organisations Really Work

by Ajit Menon, Trevor Hough

  • Paperback £17.09 (RRP : £18.99 save £1.90)

This book looks beyond the public face and below the surface of organisations. Using a deceptively easy-to-read and accessible narrative concerning eight international organisations, it covers many... (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 £31.34 (RRP : £32.99 save £1.65)

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)

Work Matters: Consulting to leaders and organizations in the Tavistock tradition

Work Matters: Consulting to leaders and organizations in the Tavistock tradition

by Francesca Cardona

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Work is complicated: It can be fulfilling and exciting, or disappointing and disruptive. We spend most of our adult lives at work; it shapes our identities and provides a context for our creativity... (more)

Psychoanalytic Studies of Organizations: Contributions from the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO)

Psychoanalytic Studies of Organizations: Contributions from the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO)

Edited by Burkard Sievers

  • Paperback £34.99

This book samples the groundbreaking work that has been developed over the last twenty-five years by psychoanalysts, writers and practitioners associated with the International Society for the... (more)

Coaching in Depth: The Organizational Role Analysis Approach

Coaching in Depth: The Organizational Role Analysis Approach

Edited by John Newton, Burkard Sievers

  • Paperback £32.99

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)

Executive Coaching: Systems-Psychodynamic Perspective

Executive Coaching: Systems-Psychodynamic Perspective

Edited by Halina Brunning

  • Paperback £38.99

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)

Social Defences Against Anxiety: Explorations in a Paradigm

Social Defences Against Anxiety: Explorations in a Paradigm

Edited by David Armstrong, Michael Rustin

  • Paperback £36.99

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)

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 £38.99

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)

Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability

Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability

Edited by Halina Brunning

  • Paperback £32.99

'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)

Trauma and Organizations

Trauma and Organizations

Edited by Earl Hopper

  • Paperback £36.99

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 Workplace Within: Psychodynamics of Organizational Life

The Workplace Within: Psychodynamics of Organizational Life

by Larry Hirschhorn

  • Paperback £30.00

The author looks at the rituals, or social defences, that organisations develop in order to cope with change. He describes the often irrational processes that affect individuals within the workplace... (more)

Social Dreaming: Philosophy, Research, Theory and Practice

Social Dreaming: Philosophy, Research, Theory and Practice

Edited by Susan Long, Julian Manley

  • Paperback £32.19 (RRP : £34.99 save £2.80)

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)

Psychopathology of Work: Clinical Observations

Psychopathology of Work: Clinical Observations

Edited by Christophe Dejours

  • Paperback £19.99

This book examines the processes at issue in the onset of psychiatric disorders linked to stress in the workplace. Six clinical observations are presented: an acute psychosomatic decompensation... (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 £29.69 (RRP : £32.99 save £3.30)

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)

Workplace Wellbeing: A Relational Approach

Workplace Wellbeing: A Relational Approach

by James Costello

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

Workplace Wellbeing - A Relational Approach presents the most important, insightful and up-to-date academic thinking and research related to flourishing at work. It also describes the transformative... (more)

Coach and Couch: The Psychology of Making Better Leaders: Second Edition

Coach and Couch: The Psychology of Making Better Leaders: Second Edition

Edited by Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, Konstantin Korotov

  • Hardback £44.99

The INSEAD Global Leadership Centre (IGLC) was founded, and is directed by Professor Kets de Vries. IGLC has helped thousands of executives to increase their effectiveness in dealing with colleagues... (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 £32.99

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)

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 £28.99

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)

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

  • Paperback £29.99

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)

Managing Vulnerability: The Underlying Dynamics of Systems of Care

Managing Vulnerability: The Underlying Dynamics of Systems of Care

by Tim Dartington

  • Paperback £32.99

Clinicians, managers and researchers - as well as politicians and religious leaders - are worrying about a lack of compassion and humanity in the care of vulnerable people in society.

In this book... (more)

The Leader on the Couch: A Clinical Approach to Changing People and Organizations

The Leader on the Couch: A Clinical Approach to Changing People and Organizations

by Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries

  • Hardback £30.99

Despite the proven benefits of emotional intelligence, organizational life has typically been hostile to the inner world of feeling. Rationality is deemed superior to feeling, which can contaminate... (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

  • Paperback £38.99

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)

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 £32.99
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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)

Observing Organisations: Anxiety, Defence and Culture in Health Care

Observing Organisations: Anxiety, Defence and Culture in Health Care

by R.D. Hinshelwood, Wilhelm Skogstad

  • Paperback £36.99

The book explores the idea that to prevent or solve problems within organisations, one needs to look not only at the conscious elements, but also to understand the unconscious aspects. It presents a... (more)

Ideology, Conflict, and Leadership in Groups and Organizations

Ideology, Conflict, and Leadership in Groups and Organizations

by Otto F. Kernberg

  • Paperback £32.55 (RRP : £35.00 save £2.45)

This text integrates current knowledge of the psychodynamics of individuals, groups and organizations into a theoretical framework. The author shows how the interplay of libidinal and aggressive... (more)

From Dependency to Autonomy: Studies in Organisation and Change

From Dependency to Autonomy: Studies in Organisation and Change

by Eric Miller

  • Paperback £24.99

The author draws on the experiences of three decades of working as an organizational consultant to various sorts of institutions, employing approaches drawn from psychoanalysis, systems theory, and... (more)

Dynamics at Boardroom Level: A Tavistock Primer for Leaders, Coaches and Consultants

Dynamics at Boardroom Level: A Tavistock Primer for Leaders, Coaches and Consultants

Edited by Leslie Brissett, Mannie Sher

  • Paperback £26.99 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.00)

How can boards and members of boards reach their full potential? The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) has been at the forefront of thinking about organizations since its inception in... (more)

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