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Kenneth Eisold, Ph.D.

Kenneth Eisold, Ph.D., a psychologist and psychoanalyst, has been consulting to management dilemmas for a number of years. In addition to having a deep understanding of individual behavior, honed through his extensive counseling and coaching practice with executives and leaders, he has a wide understanding of the complexities of system-wide behavior, both overt and covert, affecting the ability of organizations to address their missions.

Currently he is President of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations. Formerly, he directed the Organizational Program at the William Alanson White Institute. For several years he directed the A. K. Rice Institute’s National Conference, devoted to the study of leadership, authority, and organizational dynamics. He has also worked on conferences designed to help managers grasp the complex dynamics of systems in New York, Washington, Chicago, Houston, St. Louis, and Seattle. Abroad he has worked on training events sponsored by The Tavistock Institute (London), The Grubb Institute (London), The Bayswater Institute (London), The Australian Institute for Socio-Analysis (Melbourne), Associazione per le Comunita e la Residenzialita Terapeutiche Onlus (Milan), and OFEK (Israel).

He has worked extensively with professional organizations, hospitals, university schools and departments, law firms, and training institutes. He has coached leaders in the financial industry, public health, law, and higher education.

He also lectures extensively on the complex and often deeply hidden conflicts that affect organizations and businesses. In January 2003, he addressed a Public Forum of the American Psychoanalytic Association at the Waldorf-Astoria on “Integrity and Self-Deception in Corporate America.” In February 2003, he was featured in a special supplement of the Wall Street Journal on Corporate Governance. His comments on a case are featured in the January 2004 issue of the Harvard Business Review.

His papers and commentaries have focused recently on the psychodynamics of leadership and organizations, and have been published in such journals as the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, Human Relations, Psychoanalytic Psychology, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, The Journal of Analytical Psychology. They have also been on such diverse topics as dreams, literature and psychoanalysis, theories of group behavior, and authority.

In addition to his doctorate in Clinical Psychology and his certificate in Psychoanalysis, he holds a doctorate in English and Comparative Literature.