Coming to grips with Bowen Family Systems Theory in a collaborative learning environment.
January 29, 2021 1 comment

Organisations and Systems Thinking


One place remaining, book in soon!


Information meeting followed by 4 sessions – using the book The Anxious Organization: Why Smart Companies Do Dumb Things. Jeff Miller, 2019.


This facilitated Reading and Reflection group will explore a Bowen systems lens on anxiety in organisations. This group is for any involved in any level of leadership and for those who consult to organsiations..

Here is what the reading will cover-

“Do you work for an anxious organisation? Of course you do! According to Jeffrey A. Miller, there is no other kind. Anxiety is both natural and necessary; without it we would not be able to survive. But when collective anxiety is mismanaged, it travels through an organisation in uncontrolled chain reactions, resulting in dumb decisions, unproductive conflict and gruelling office politics. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it only takes one person to break the anxiety chain reaction—and that person could be you.

Read The Anxious Organization and discover how to:

  • Diffuse “personality conflicts” by recognising that they’re not so personal after all
  • Avoid getting entangled in destructive politics while remaining “in the loop”
  • Stop micromanaging, or get another micromanager off your case
  • Break the cycle of blame and avoid becoming its scapegoat
  • Arrest ”groupthink” before it results in a disastrous decision
  • Remain calm, clear and collected in the face of others’ anxiety reactions
  • Spread calm to others by taking clear and principled stands”



Organisational coach Ken Morgan

Ken Morgan is Chair of The Family Systems Institute and a graduate of the FSI Core Program. Since 1998 Ken has worked as a consultant, trainer and coach to organisational leaders across Australia and beyond.  A graduate of Tabor College and Victoria University, he makes his home in Melbourne.


Info session  Recording available soon to watch prior to session 1.

Session 1 Friday Jan 29th at 1:00 PM

Session 2 Friday Feb 19th at 1:00 PM

Session 3 Friday March 12th at 1:00 PM

Session 4 Friday April 9th at 1:00 PM


$125 plus GST ($137.50) plus price of the book.


Please Note: All FSI events, unless otherwise stated are subject to our cancellation policy.


This event is fully booked.

Map Unavailable

Date(s) - 29/01/2021 - 09/04/2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

via Zoom

Categories No Categories

1 Comment

  • Peter Lim
    on December 4, 2020 Reply

    Hi, I missed the info session and would like to have access to the recording. Thanks, Peter

Add comment

Skip to toolbar