The purpose of this essay is to take the lifework of Edwin H. Friedman (1932-1996) and share with the reader key elements pertinent to organizational leaders. From Friedman, a practicing family therapist, leadership consultant, and ordained rabbi, I will share concepts and organize my discussion into three sections. In the first section, I will introduce some basic concepts and terminology from family systems thinking that provide a unique perspective on leadership B at home and at work. In section two, I will present my interpretation of Friedman’s work on family systems thinking and its application to leadership. Finally, in section three I will suggest ways leaders can implement the model.
"The Edwin Friedman Model of Family Systems Thinking:,"
Academic Leadership Journal: Vol. 4
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/alj/vol4/iss4/10