Action man: an interview with Gerard Egan

Sugarman, Leonie (1995) Action man: an interview with Gerard Egan. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 23 (2). pp. 275-286.

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Gerard (Gerry) Egan is Professor of Organization Studies and Psychology and Director of the Center for Organization Development (CORD) at Loyola University of Chicago. His doctorate is in clinical psychology. He writes and conducts workshops and seminars in counselling, counsellor education and training, organisational effectiveness, management development, leadership, the management of innovation and change, and organisational politics and culture. He consults to a variety of companies and institutions, both in the United States and abroad. He has worked in England and other pans of Europe, Canada, Australia, Africa, China and Japan. His book The Skilled Helper (Egan, 1975) is now in its fifth edition (Egan, 1994a). Reference was made to these, and the intervening editions (Egan, 1982, 1986, 1990), during the course of the present interview. Adding Value: a Systematic Guide to Business-Driven Management and Leadership (Egan, 1993) reflects Professor Egan's involvement with organisations. His latest book (Egan, 1994b) concentrates on managing the non-rational or what he terms the shadow side of organisations. It mirrors his long-term interest in the shadow side of helping (Egan, 1986). Other issues addressed in his publications have included group work (Egan, 1973, 1976), community-level interventions (Egan & Cowan, 1979) and change-agent skills (Egan, 1988a, 1988b). He was interviewed for the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling in London in July 1994. The interview was tape-recorded, and Professor Egan was sent the edited transcript for comment. He asked for no changes to be made, preferring, in his words, 'to leave it as it tumbled out'. He invites comments and queries to be addressed to him at Loyola University, 820 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 1469-3534
Departments: Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS) > Applied Psychology and Social Studies
Additional Information: Leonie Sugarman, Department of Health Studies and Human Sciences, University College of St Martin, Lancaster, UK, interviews Professor Gerard Egan.
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2010 12:24
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 17:31


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