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Friedman S Fables

Author : Edwin H. Friedman
ISBN : 9781462511495
Genre : Psychology
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Edwin H. Friedman has woven 24 illustrative tales that offer fresh perspectives on familiar human foibles and reflect the author's humor, pathos, and understanding. Friedman takes on resistance and other "demons" to show that neither insight, nor encouragement, nor intimidation can in themselves motivate an unmotivated person to change. These tales playfully demonstrate that new ideas, new questions, and imagination, more than accepted wisdom, provide each of us with the keys to overcoming stubborn emotional barriers and facilitating real change both in ourselves and others. Thought-provoking discussion questions for each fable are included.

Friedman S Fables

Author : Edwin H. Friedman
ISBN : 9781462511495
Genre : Psychology
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Edwin H. Friedman has woven 24 illustrative tales that offer fresh perspectives on familiar human foibles and reflect the author's humor, pathos, and understanding. Friedman takes on resistance and other "demons" to show that neither insight, nor encouragement, nor intimidation can in themselves motivate an unmotivated person to change. These tales playfully demonstrate that new ideas, new questions, and imagination, more than accepted wisdom, provide each of us with the keys to overcoming stubborn emotional barriers and facilitating real change both in ourselves and others. Thought-provoking discussion questions for each fable are included.

Generation To Generation

Author : Edwin Friedman
ISBN : 9781609182366
Genre : Psychology
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An acclaimed, influential work now available in paper for the first time, this bestselling book applies the concepts of systemic family therapy to the emotional life of congregations. Edwin H. Friedman shows how the same understanding of family process that can aid clergy in their pastoral role also has important ramifications for negotiating congregational dynamics and functioning as an effective leader. Clergy from diverse denominations, as well as family therapists and counselors, have found that this book directly addresses the dilemmas and crises they encounter daily. It is widely used as a text in courses on pastoral care, leadership, and family systems.

Jesus Unplugged

Author : Bert Gary
ISBN : 1932902546
Genre : Religion
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Too much emphasis in the church today is on being respectable, nice, and presentable. Jesus was not. Relying on the original passages of scripture, Jesus is revealed as a provocative cage-rattler who started a revolution. A wonderful re-examination of Jesus.

A Failure Of Nerve

Author : Edwin H. Friedman
ISBN : 9781596272798
Genre : Business & Economics
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- Foreword by Peter Steinke - Magnum opus of leading figure in application of family systems theory to congregations - Widely used in seminary and continuing education since 2007 first publication - Revised 10th anniversary edition of best-seller Ten years after his death, Edwin Friedman's best-selling A Failure of Nerve continues to offer insights into leadership that are more urgently needed than ever, and this revised, anniversary edition is essential reading for all leaders, be they parents or presidents, corporate executives or educators, religious superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy. Friedman was the first to tell us that all organizations have personalities, like families, and to apply the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, politicians and teachers. His understandings about our regressed, "seatbelt society," oriented toward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotage that leaders constantly face today. Suspicious of the "quick fixes" and instant solutions that sweep through our culture only to give way to the next fad, he argued for strength and self-differentiation as the marks of true leadership. His formula for success is more maturity, not more data; stamina, not technique; and personal responsibility, not empathy A Failure of Nerve was unfinished at the time of Friedman's death and originally published in a limited edition. This new edition cleans up some oversights in the original and brings his life-changing insights and challenges to a new generation of readers. "Reading this book is like discovering an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a missing play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman was one of our most brilliant, original, and provocative thinkers across the fields of therapy, ministry, and organizational leadership." --Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Minnesota Audience: Clergy, vestries, other lay leaders. Those interested in how they can adapt to the change they see coming while retaining core identity. Seminary, continuing education, CPE, small groups. Broad reach to all leaders, not just those of congregations.

Becoming The Transformative Church

Author : Kay Collier McLaughlin
ISBN : 9780819228840
Genre : Religion
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• A call for new structure and ways of behaving as church by an experienced church officer Church-wide discussions continue about the emergent church, attracting young people, financial survival, corporate structure, relationships with the Anglican Communion, and other ongoing issues, while age-old behaviors and patterns continue to derail progress. This book offers concrete examples from a systems perspective as to how intentionality in leadership based on shared foundational theories has the potential to empower our church to be the transformative entity God called it to be.

We Could Ve Had A Great Date If It Weren T For You

Author : Bruce Derman
ISBN : 9781410793355
Genre : Family & Relationships
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America's prisons are bursting at the seams. More than two million Americans are now behind bars, with the inmate population growing more than 10% year. Since it costs more to maintain a prisoner than to send someone to the finest medical or law school, this has become a corrosive political and social issue, capturing unprecedented media attention: cover stories in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, The Economist, American Prospect, and Atlantic Monthly; a five-part Nightline series with Ted Koppel reporting from behind bars, etc. Fidel & Leo (the title is a pun on Beethoven's prison opera, Fidelio) is the story of a young Venezuelan software genius (Rocco, nicknamed "Fidel"), an old holocaust survivor (Leo), and a pioneering American woman filmmaker (Nora) who find a way to solve this problem by creating a new industry: small, inexpensive, and humane prisons with computer-simulated environments. The prisons are adapted from ordinary commercial real estate, franchised, and adopted all over the world, making billionaires of the partners. The story is about what happens to them, their prisoners and America.

The Fable Of The Bees

Author : Bernard de Mandeville
ISBN : BSB:BSB10041218
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Journal Of Marital And Family Therapy

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ISBN : NWU:35556027993062
Genre : Family psychotherapy
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Birth Of A Salesman

Author : Walter A. FRIEDMAN
ISBN : 9780674037342
Genre : History
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In this entertaining and informative book, Walter Friedman chronicles the remarkable metamorphosis of the American salesman from itinerant amateur to trained expert. From the mid-nineteenth century to the eve of World War II, the development of sales management transformed an economy populated by peddlers and canvassers to one driven by professional salesmen and executives. From book agents flogging Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs to John H. Patterson's famous pyramid strategy at National Cash Register to the determined efforts by Ford and Chevrolet to craft surefire sales pitches for their dealers, selling evolved from an art to a science. "Salesmanship" as a term and a concept arose around the turn of the century, paralleling the new science of mass production. Managers assembled professional forces of neat responsible salesmen who were presented as hardworking pillars of society, no longer the butt of endless "traveling salesmen" jokes. People became prospects; their homes became territories. As an NCR representative said, the modern salesman "let the light of reason into dark places." The study of selling itself became an industry, producing academic disciplines devoted to marketing, consumer behavior, and industrial psychology. At Carnegie Mellon's Bureau of Salesmanship Research, Walter Dill Scott studied the characteristics of successful salesmen and ways to motivate consumers to buy. Full of engaging portraits and illuminating insights, Birth of a Salesman is a singular contribution that offers a clear understanding of the transformation of salesmanship in modern America. Reviews of this book: The history Friedman weaves is engrossing and the book hits stride with entertaining chapters on Mark Twain's marketing of the memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant (apparently Twain was as talented a businessman as a writer) and on the shift from the drummer--the middleman between wholesalers and regional shopkeepers--to the department store...In Birth of a Salesman, Friedman has crafted a history of an 'inherently unlikable process' with depth, affection and intelligent analysis. --Carlo Wolff, Boston Globe I very much enjoyed reading this book. It is well written, well argued, and thoroughly researched. Salesmen, Friedman argues, helped distribute the products of America's increasingly bountiful manufacturing industries, invented new forms of managerial hierarchies, investigated the psychology of desire, and were in the vanguard of America's transformation from a producer to a consumer society. He powerfully shows that the rise of modern business practices and the emergence of a particularly American culture of consumption can only be fully understood if we examine the history of selling. --Sven Beckert, author of The Monied Metropolis Walter Friedman's Birth of a Salesman: The Transformation of Selling in America is an important book. The modern industrial economy, created in the United States and Europe between the 1880s and the 1930s, required the integration of large-scale production and marketing. The evolution of mass production is a well-known story, but Friedman is the first to fill in the crucial marketing side of that industrial revolution. --Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., author of The Visible Hand and Scale and Scope With wit and verve, Walter Friedman gives us a cast of memorable characters who turned salesmanship from ballyhoo to behaviorism, from silliness to science. Informed by prodigious research, Birth of a Salesman also clarifies the birth of modern marketing--from an angle that humanizes its subject through wry, ironic, but serious analysis. This is a pioneering work on a subject crucial to American social, cultural, and business history. --Thomas K. McCraw, author of Creating Modern Capitalism

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