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The Psychodynamics of Enlightened Leadership

Coping with Chaos

Authors: Mitroff, Ian I., Kilmann, Ralph H.

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  • Examines the COVID-19 crisis in terms of psychodynamics, crisis management, and complex, messy systems
  • Enriches our understanding of complex crises such as the COVID-19 global pandemic
  • Analyses how leaders need to think and act to cope with crises
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This open access book provides a comprehensive look at the pluses and minuses of leadership in times of an unparalleled crisis, such as the COVID-19 global pandemic. It examines the COVID-19 crisis in terms of psychodynamics, crisis management, and especially from the standpoint of complex, messy systems. It analyses how leaders need to think and act differently to cope better with—and potentially prevent—future crises.

About the authors

Ian I. Mitroff is a Senior Investigator in the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at University of California Berkeley (USA). He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California, where he was the Harold Quinton Distinguished Professor of Business Policy at the Marshall School of Business. He is the President of the consulting firm Mitroff Crisis Management, and is regarded as one of the founders of the discipline of crisis management. He founded and directed the USC Center for Crisis Management. Known for his thinking and writing on a wide range of business and societal issues, Dr. Mitroff is the author of over 38 books.
Ralph H. Kilmann is CEO and Senior Consultant at Kilmann Diagnostics (KD) in Newport Coast, California. In this capacity, he has created, as well as produced all of KD’s online courses and assessment tools on conflict management, change management, expanding consciousness, and quantum transformation. Formerly, he was George H. Love Professor of Organizations and Management at the Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh (USA). Dr. Kilmann is an internationally recognized authority on systems change. He has published more than twenty books and one hundred articles on such subjects as conflict management, organizational design, problem management, change management, and quantum organizations.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Wrestling with the Inner Demons of Contemporary Life: A Brief Overview of Psychoanalytic Thought

    Pages 1-11

    Mitroff, Ian I. (et al.)

  • Crises: A Major Systems Problem

    Pages 13-19

    Mitroff, Ian I. (et al.)

  • Wicked Messes: The Ultimate Challenge to Reality

    Pages 21-24

    Mitroff, Ian I. (et al.)

  • Inquiry Systems: How Do We Know What We Need to Know?

    Pages 25-32

    Mitroff, Ian I. (et al.)

  • Inquiry Systems as Coping Mechanisms

    Pages 33-36

    Mitroff, Ian I. (et al.)

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Softcover 41,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Psychodynamics of Enlightened Leadership
Book Subtitle
Coping with Chaos
Authors
Series Title
Management, Change, Strategy and Positive Leadership
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-71764-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71764-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-71763-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-71766-7
Series ISSN
2662-3080
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 86
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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