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Author Levinson, Harry

Title Consulting psychology : selected articles / by Harry Levinson ; edited by Arthur M. Freedman and Kenneth H. Bradt
Edition 1st ed
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2009
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 333 pages)
Contents Introduction Quelling the Quills / Harry Levinson --- I. Theory/Diagnosis. 1. Psychoanalytic Theory in Organizational Behavior / Harry Levinson -- 2. Reciprocation: The Relationship Between Man and Organization / Harry Levinson -- 3. Anger, Guilt and Executive Action / Harry Levinson -- 4. Intuition, vs. Rationality in Organizational Diagnosis / Harry Levinson -- 5. Organizational Character / Harry Levinson -- 6. Why the Behemoths Fell: Psychological Roots of Corporate Failure / Harry Levinson -- 7. Psychological Consultation to Organizations: Linking Assessment and Intervention / Harry Levinson --- II. Consultation. 8. Assessing Organizations / Harry Levinson -- 9. Executive Coaching / Harry Levinson -- 10. Consulting With Family Businesses: What to Look For, What to Look Out For / Harry Levinson -- 11. What Motivates Directors? / Harry Levinson -- 12. How Organizational Consultation Differs From Counseling / Harry Levinson -- 13. Giving Psychological Meaning to Consultation: Consultant as Storyteller / Harry Levinson -- 14. The Clinical Psychologist as Organizational Diagnostician / Harry Levinson --- III. Stress. 15. A Psychoanalytic View of Occupational Stress / Harry Levinson -- 16. Between CEO and COO / Harry Levinson -- 17. Approaching Retirement as the Flexibility Phase / Harry Levinson and Jerry C. Wofford --- IV. Leadership. 18. You Won't Recognize Me: Predictions About Changes in Top-Management Characteristics / Harry Levinson
Summary "In today's fast-paced business world, there is continuous change in organizational direction and guidance. To stay current, individuals who recommend managerial practices in leadership, performance appraisal, and executive selection must be able to discern promising new directions from mere trends. Industrial/organizational (I/O) consultants have an increasing need for sound organizational diagnosis to successfully modify maladaptive behavior. By applying psychodynamic theory to the workplace, consultants can more effectively assess and correct dysfunctional organizational practices in evaluating, supervising, and managing employees. For over 50 years, Harry Levinson, a pioneer in the field of organizational consulting psychology, has applied his extensive clinical expertise to the understanding of organizational assessment and intervention. In this volume, editors Freedman and Bradt present 18 of Levinson's landmark contributions that explore how and why consultants diagnose organizational and managerial pathology. These chapters showcase Levinson's astute clinical and counseling insights on organizational diagnosis, leadership, consultation, and stress. I/O and business management consultants will learn how to expertly apply these techniques to various organizational problems as well as enhance their own self-reflective awareness"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Psychology, Industrial
Psychology, Industrial
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industrial Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Management Science.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Organizational Behavior.
PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Psychology, Industrial.
Form Electronic book
Author Bradt, Kenneth H
Freedman, Arthur M., 1937-
American Psychological Association
ISBN 1433818752