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Organization in the Mind
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David Armstrong

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'For years, David Armstrong has been an immense, hidden resource of intelligence and clarity. Those working at the interface of psychoanalysis and organizations have been exchanging copies of his papers, citing his ideas, seeking his reflections. He has been a powerful influence in shaping our understanding of the organization- in-the-mind, organizational consultation, and role analysis. This collection, at last, puts many of his most important contributions in public view.'- Kenneth Eisold, President, International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations'Reading these pages is a delight. In a culture obsessed with the new, the idea of "tradition" gets short shrift these days. But here is an author steeped in a tradition, one he calls the "Tavistock Approach to Groups and Institutions", who is able to continually revisit and rework many of that tradition's core ideas to produce something startlingly innovative. I can see myself returning to these pages again and again, each time finding something new. If there is such a thing as "radical wisdom" then this is it.'- Paul Hoggett, Professor of Politics, University of the West of England, Bristol'David Armstrong's writings go a long way beyond mere contributions-they are an act of taking up leadership in a much needed and generous way, sharing and making sense of one's own experience. I have no doubt that the reader of this collection will find himself enriched both as follower and leader, genuinely better equipped to assume and discharge his own thoughtful and responsible reflections.'- Shmuel Erlich, Ph.D., Sigmund Freud Professor of Psychoanalysis, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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