0   checkout

no items in shopping cart

  • email
  • google-plus
  • twitter
  • facebook

Psychomanagement: An Australian Affair


availability: in stock

3 Left

Click and Collect

Collection generally available next day - Please wait for confirmation from the store

Check Store Stock For:

Psychomanagement: An Australian Affair

Only stores with stock and within 100 km from your location are displayed


The ultimate test of management is performance - theachievement of actual results. Why, then, do Australian managersconcern themselves with their colleagues’ personalities andmotives? Why have they become infatuated with emotionalintelligence and, in bizarre cases, with spiritual intelligence?Traditionally, managers who performed earned the right to arguewith their colleagues. Nowadays, individuals who argue are said tolack ‘soft skills’ while a sad few are thought to be suffering froma personality disorder.

The popularity of soft-skill management has createdpsychomanagers: managers who have entered into aFaustian bargain with psychologists. Some managers workwith psychologists to master themselves; others work withpsychologists to master other people. As psychomanagementrequires specialised knowledge, many Australian managers haveyielded their authority to counsellors, coaches and consultants,many of whom believe that human behaviour is determined byinternal and external forces over which individuals have little orno control. Accordingly, psychologists have laboured to absorbthe idea of the free and responsible individual into a pseudoscientificframework that denies moral agency. The result is thatideas of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ have been replaced with ‘healthy’ and‘sick’. In their pursuit of a ‘therapeutic state’, psychologists havemedicalised morality and managers have embraced powerfulmyths about minds, motive-forces, personality traits, socialconditioning, leadership, occupational stress and mental illness.Consequently, the twin ideas of personal freedom and responsibilityhave been sabotaged.

This book is about Australian managers and their long-standinglove affair with psychologists. For fifty years the author hasstudied, taught and consulted with managers and waltzed withseveral famous psychologists.


LocationEstimated Delivery Time
Metro Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Canberra areas 2-4 business days
Metro Adelaide, Hobart and Perth areas 4-6 business days
Country areas 3-6 business days
Remote areas 7+ business days

For more details, please see our Delivery & Shipping page here



Rate this item

Quality *
Price *
Value *

write a review

* required

Tracking Information



Notify Me When in Stock

* Required


login to add to wishlist

don't have an account? create one here