"The concept of ‘social defence’ refers to largely non-conscious but socially organized mechanisms of managing anxieties, anxieties which can be of an ontological, sexual or moral nature."
"While the intentionally hidden secret remains an important issue in 21st century governance, the ‘‘open secret’’ has become much more common and just as common, if not more, difficult to deal with."
"In my view this discourse could apply to all social organisations, even those from the private and commercial sector, where other methods – such as organisational consultancy, executive coaching etc. – might be assimilated to supervision as a way to “take care of the container”." Mario Perini