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Leadership development from a systems psychodynamic consultancy stance.

Show simple item record De Jager, W. Cilliers, Frans Veldsman, T. 2014-01-17T10:35:34Z 2014-01-17T10:35:34Z 2003
dc.identifier.citation De Jager, W., Cilliers, F., & Veldsman, T. (2004). Leadership development from a systems psycho-dynamic consultancy stance. South African Journal of Human Resource Management, 1(3), 85-92. en
dc.identifier.issn 2071078X
dc.description.abstract This research aims to measure the impact of a leadership development programme presented from the systems psychodynamic stance. The aim was to develop psychoanalytically informed change leaders to lead change and transformation in the continuously changing and transforming New Economy network organisation. In order to do this, a group relations training programme was presented for 30 leaders. Qualitative assessment using grounded theory during post-intervention focus groups interviewing indicated the group’s awareness of psychodynamic leadership behaviour such as the regression towards frequent pathological leadership personality characteristics, regression towards unconscious group- and organisational processes such as the basic assumption group, the covert coalition and socially structured defense systems against change and transformation. Insight was also gained in the new leadership role and the taking up of personal authority in the network organisation that needs to function as a systemic whole. Limitations in the study are noted and Recommendations are made to enhance change leader skills for leadership in the New Economy network organisation. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Johannesburg en
dc.subject Leadership Development en
dc.subject Systems Psychodynamics en
dc.title Leadership development from a systems psychodynamic consultancy stance. en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Industrial and Organisational Psychology en

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