This book describes a journey of discovery from transformation to transformaCtion that extends and enhances the life of the organization. The journey occurs on the seas of anxiety and passion, which threaten to sweep an organization towards either paralysis and depression or a hyperlife of perpetual hysterical motion. On this journey, the consultant serves as the chief advisory navigator, helping to guide the ship to circumvent the dangerous rocks as the organization zigs and zags though the waters. While at times the organization may find itself circling in a vortex, trapped in cyclical duplication and potential disappearance, there exists the underlying assurance that transformation is occurring, has occurred, and will continue throughout the journey to transformaCtion. David Gutmann points out that this is a never-ending journey for the organization, even after the work of the consultants has ended.
David Gutmann was born in Paris in 1950. He obtained aMasters in Public Law and MSc in Political Sciences fromthe Institute of Politcal Studies in Paris. He is currently thePresident and CEO for Praxis International (Conseillersde Synthese/Advisers in Leadership). He is also ExecutiveVice-President of the International Forum for Social Innovationand directs the 3rd Programme Leading Consultation(jointly with Hull University, The Business School, UK, andIFSI) which leads to M.Phil and PhD. Adviser of numerousleaders of companies and other institutions in France andother countries, he is Maitre de Conferences at L'EcoleNationale d'Administration, visiting Professor in the Business,School, Hull University, and External Professer at theUniversity of Glamorgan. He is Board Member of the InternationalAssociation for Group Psychotherapy and GroupProcesses. He is author of Psychoanalysis and Managementand Disillusionment: Dialogue of Lacks.