Consulting Psychology: Selected Articles

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433803765
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Arthur M. Freedman Freedman, Arthur M. Kenneth H. Bradt Bradt, Kenneth H.

Prologue Hairy Levinson Levinson, Hairy

Introduction Quelling the Quills Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 3

I Theory/Diagnosis 9

Ch. 1 Psychoanalytic Theory in Organizational Behavior Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 11

Ch. 2 Reciprocation: The Relationship Between Man and Organization Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 31

Ch. 3 Anger, Guilt and Executive Action Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 49

Ch. 4 Intuition, vs. Rationality in Organizational Diagnosis Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 57

Ch. 5 Organizational Character Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 65

Ch. 6 Why the Behemoths Fell: Psychological Roots of Corporate Failure Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 79

Ch. 7 Psychological Consultation to Organizations: Linking Assessment and Intervention Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 99

II Consultation 135

Ch. 8 Assessing Organizations Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 137

Ch. 9 Executive Coaching Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 167

Ch. 10 Consulting With Family Businesses: What to Look For, What to Look Out For Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 179

Ch. 11 What Motivates Directors? Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 191

Ch. 12 How Organizational Consultation Differs From Counseling Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 209

Ch. 13 Giving Psychological Meaning to Consultation: Consultant as Storyteller Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 211

Ch. 14 The Clinical Psychologist as Organizational Diagnostician Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 223

III Stress 231

Ch. 15 A Psychoanalytic View of Occupational Stress Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 233

Ch. 16 Between CEO and COO Harry Levinson Levinson,Harry 253

Ch. 17 Approaching Retirement as the Flexibility Phase Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry Jerry C. Wofford Wofford, Jerry C. 267

IV Leadership 287

Ch. 18 You Won't Recognize Me: Predictions About Changes in Top-Management Characteristics Harry Levinson Levinson, Harry 289

About Harry Levinson 303

Index 317

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