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Bentley College and Monadnock Community Hospital Team Up to Host Leadership Lecture Series

December 3, 2002

WALTHAM, Mass.- With the recent trend of betrayal in corporate America, how can companies as sophisticated as Tyco or Enron, who recruit the so-called "cream of the crop", create cultures that are unethical if not illegal? How does that happen?

"Leadership and Organizational Life", a lecture series sponsored jointly by the Bentley College Department of Management and Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, NH, will explore authority and leadership in organization life. The five-part series begins with "Consulting to a Depressed and Anxious Organization: The United States Holocaust Museum" with Laurence J. Gould, founder and director of the socio-psychoanalytic consultation program of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Theory and Research, on Thursday, January 9, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. in the LaCava Campus Center at Bentley.

The series will examine the hidden, underlying dimensions of an organization - places that people normally don't look.

"Some of these dimensions and behavior are unconscious and beyond the awareness of the people involved," says series co-organizer Aaron Nurick, a Management and Psychology professor at Bentley. "These dimensions are influenced by the leaders of such companies, particularly if that leader is very charismatic."

Registration is required. The cost is $30 per lecture, $40 at the door, and $120 for the entire five-part series. Other sponsors of the Leadership Lecture Series are the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO) and the Greater Boston Organizational Development Network. The lecture series is a precursor to the 20th Annual ISPSO Symposia, which takes place next June in Boston.

Directions to Bentley College are available by calling 781-891-2100 or on the web at

For more information about the series and registration, contact Aaron Nurick at (781) 891-2526, or via email at:


BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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