Going far beyond a purely rational-structural way of looking at change in organizations, this book contributes well researched insights into often-overlooked organizational blind spots.

The authors share their own experiences in clear and accessible language, exploring recovery from cumulative crises; nostalgia and postalgia; victimization of leaders; dealing with narcissistic leaders; and a writing process for reducing anxiety through self-reflection.

Anyone who works in an organization—large or small—will gain new perspectives on the most difficult challenge of all: understanding human behavior in times of change.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half-Title Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Description
  7. Contents
  8. Foreword
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Chapter 1 Deciphering the Human Mysteries of Organizational Life
  11. Chapter 2 Back on Track: A Systems-Psychodynamic Approach to the Recovery of Organizations After a Crisis
  12. Chapter 3 Reimagining Organizations: The Stories We Tell
  13. Chapter 4 Raising Awareness and Recovering Agency in the Face of Narcissistic Leadership
  14. Chapter 5 Vilification and Its Impact on Senior Leaders
  15. Chapter 6 The Reflection in the Paper: Reducing Anxiety and Increasing Self-Reflection
  16. Chapter 7 ClosingRemarks
  17. Notes
  18. References
  19. About the Authors
  20. Index
  21. Backcover