Using bioenergetics to develop managers

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Publication date: 1 April 1996


Summarizes the basic principles of Bioenergetics along with its origin in Riechian psychology. Clarifies that Bioenergetics is used at Cranfield not as psychotherapy, but as an aid to personal development for a specific population of high‐functioning individuals, i.e. managers. Places the Bioenergetic body‐mind notion into a philosophical context of human goodness and potential; thus expanding the focus to body‐mind‐spirit. Examines five body‐mind types through the following aspects: how they operate at work; how they were formed; key attitudes; unique gifts; body shape; development path; how they are best managed. Case histories illustrating the different types in various modes of consultant intervention, i.e. individual development, team building and culture change.



Cotter, S. (1996), "Using bioenergetics to develop managers", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 8-16.

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