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From Transformation to TransformaCtion
Methods and Practices

ISBN 9781855756151
Published February 25, 2009 by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

This book describes a journey of discovery from transformation to transformaction that extends and enhances the life of the organization. It serves as an exploration of transformation from its relation with chaos and the beginning to its currency with power and authority.

Table of Contents

Preface One -- Preface Two -- Preface Three -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Groups and transformation -- Transformation -- Chaos and transformation: the primary scene -- The division into us–them as a universal social structure -- The decline of traditional defences against anxiety -- Between tradition and transformation: existential process and primary task for the life of organizations -- Transformation of language and social transformation -- Power and authority -- The paths of authority. From the unconscious to the transcendental: intervention at the Arab University of Jerusalem, December 1996 -- Transformation and collusion: from conforming to forming an alliance -- From envy to desire: witnessing the transformation -- Paradoxes and transformation in the role of consultant: from reparation to revelation 1 , 2 -- Consultation and transformation: between shared management and generative leadership -- The unconscious and politics: how to explore black and white in colour -- Anxiety and passion: about the inescapability of depression -- An (un)expected postscript

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