What's Your Problem?
With this issue, we welcome a new columnist: Kerry Sulkowicz, M.D., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who is also a leading corporate consultant. A Texan who migrated to New York (where he is a clinical professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine), Kerry counsels executives and entrepreneurs all over the country as part of his work with Boswell Group, a consulting firm he founded to focus on the psychology of business.
Analyze This, his BusinessWeek column, will tackle your questions about how to handle the emotional dynamics of work. From time to time, it will also look generally at the business mind -- the psychological underpinnings of, say, an ad campaign or an unfolding corporate crisis.
Of course, a 50-line answer can't make a problem disappear, any more than a 50-minute hour can. The idea is to offer an insight, a start. Kerry has experience with this kind of distillation. He wrote the monthly Corporate Shrink column at Fast Company and is the author of Shrink Inc.: Self-Awareness as the Ultimate Business Strategy, to be published by Random House in 2007.
His column will appear every other week in the magazine's newly expanded Up Front section. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The doctor is in.
By Stephen J. Adler, Editor-in-Chief