Reflections About Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy: Theory, Practice, and Life

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Do CEO's Matter?

In the June 2009 issue of The Atlantic, Harris Collingwood discusses the arguments on both sides of this issue, including the question "When does leadership matter?" His conclusion that "Good leaders can make small positive differences, bad leaders can make a huge negative difference," seems to fit the last eight years of U.S. government. However, Collingwood does not discuss or explain the remarkable industrial accomplishments of Ricardo Semler and his democratization of workplaces in Brazil.

Alfred Adler provided some inspiring thoughts about leadership in his article "Salvaging Mankind by Psychology," Chapter XXIV, in The Collected Clincial Works of Alfred Adler, Volume 5, Journal Articles 1921-1926.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Adlerian Humor: Shortcut to Self-Esteem

Living the fantasy.

Playing With Adlerian Terms

An interesting, playful way of exploring the meaning ranges of Adlerian terms is to use Lexipedia at Just enter terms like inferiority, superiority, goal, and fictional to see a visual map of synonyms and antonyms.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

An Un-Adlerian City in the Lawless Wild West

Can you imagine a city with a minimal feeling of community? According to Time Magazine's August 14th article on Las Vegas, "It is an entire city of Joh Dillingers, feeling guiltless for stealing from the banks." One real estate agent suggests that the greedy exploitation of others is what investing is all about, and that everyone is doing it. "It is very hard to suffer as the one honest person in a town of successful con artists."