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Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability

1st Edition

By Halina Brunning


304 pages

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'This fascinating book, the last in a trilogy on psychoanalytic reflections, explores power and vulnerability in three related areas: Leadership and Organizations, the Political Arena, and Global Finances. These thirteen essays, with a conclusion to the trilogy written by Jim Krantz, link psychoanalytic concepts with system psychodynamics. This

Table of Contents

Note from the Editor -- Introduction -- Power and Vulnerability in Leadership and Organisations -- The relevance of early development to the psychodynamics of power and vulnerability -- Power and vulnerability in the board room: addressing fear and insecurity through dialogue and self-reflection -- The power of envy: a poison for workplace and organisational life -- Who is the boss? Balancing power and vulnerability in the client-consultant relationship -- "Surely this can't be true?" Unexamined relations of power in the care of vulnerable people -- Power and Vulnerability in the Political Arena -- Inspirational leadership: Hitler and Gandhi-avoiding the corrosive power of corruption -- Power in the face of vulnerability: the Norwegian experience -- The US Navy SEAL culture: power, vulnerability, and challenge* -- An inversion of power: an analysis of the British riots of 2011 -- Poland: a case of powerful recovery from vulnerability -- The Power and Vulnerability of Global Finance -- The vulnerability of the European nation state and its citizens in a time of humbling -- The power of symbols, vulnerability of trust, and securitisation -- A culture of mania: a psychoanalytic view of the incubation of the 2008 credit crisis*, -- Concluding Remarks

About the Author

Halina Brunning is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Organizational Consultant and Executive Coach. She has worked in the British and Polish National Health Services as a psychologist, therapist, manager and consultant and published extensively on clinical and organizational issues Her books include 'Executive Coaching: Systems-Psychodynamic Perspective' and 'Psychoanalytic Perspectives on a Turbulent World'. Halina currently works as a freelance coach and consultant and runs her own international coaching practice in Europe. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations, OPUS, Association of Coaching and founder member of the Coaching Psychology Forum.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health