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By asking relatively simple questions one is able to find out things about the inner background images which act as force-fields and shape professional performance. The "theatre metaphor" can be used for an illustrative description of a person. The person's life-episodes are transformed into a "play", which enables us to put questions of personality into a framework of time and space. This enables us to differentiate different life-contexts in which the stages, stories, roles and interaction of the participants can be pinpointed.
The participants of the workshop establish a link between their personal professional development and the development of their team or company. To do this they intuitively activate their respective inner images in respect to the past, the present and the expected future. In dialogue with colleagues they exchange ideas on how their own motivation, needs and desires match the demands and development of their team or company.
Social systems develop realities which are sustained and made plausible by the fact that the people involved orientate themselves along the respective ideas about reality, be it on purpose or without purpose, be it with or without awareness.
Paper presented at the Congress of the German Society for Transactional Analysis, Norderney,
1980. In this paper, Bernd Schmid discusses the basic ideas of his report on 'Theory and Intuition'. He calls for a simple transactional analysis and for those who use it to possess a richly varied experience, to be intuitive, mentally differentiated and well trained.
This article considers the phenomenon of responsibility, particularly in organizations, and
focuses on ways to establish dialogues on responsibility as an essential part of organizational
1984, in: TA - The State of the Art - a European Contribution, Erika Stern (Edt.), Foris-Publication, Dordrecht/Holland -Cinnaminson/USA, S. 107-118
1989; English version of the acceptance speech as paper for the EATA assembly.
1989; English version of the acceptance speech as paper for the EATA assembly
2015; in: Prof. Rana Nayar (Publisher): Excellence: A multidimensional appraisal. 3rd World Congress on excellence. Publication Bureau, Panjab University Chandigarh 2015, S. 66-72.
2016; in: Business Mandate – Journal of the Madras Management Association, Vol. XXXXII, No. 6, 2016, p. 26-29.
2016; in: Prof. Rana Nayar (Publisher): Idea of excellence: Multiple Perspectives. Publication Bureau, Panjab University Chandigarh 2016, S. 56-74. Edited by Jitendra Mohan.
(German publ.: Zeitschrift OSC Organisationsberatung - Supervision - Coaching 12(4), S. 383-396. Neu in: Das gepfeffert Ferkel - Online Journal für systemisches Denken und Handeln. Ausgabe 22/Juni 2007)
In this paper, Bernd Schmid approaches the issue of being a man or a woman in the therapeutic system in terms of male or female personality, differences in being, identity, positions and perspectives of the self.
in: Transactional Analysis Journal, 3/1991, S. 144-154.
Anandan Geethan and Bernd Schmid released their book "Guided Journey of a Caterpillar. A Transition from Personal Orientation to Organizational Development" in 2015. Anandan Geethan is a long-time mentee and colleague of Bernd Schmid. Together, they have documented the results of their collaboration and Anandan Geethan's work for India's largest dairy producer Hatsun.
2005; in: Transactional Analysis Journal Vol. 35, no. 4, 324-332.
1996; in: Transactional Analysis In Organizations; 1st volume of selected articles 1974-1994: edts. Drs. Sari van Poelje, Dr. Thomas Steinert. San Francisco: International Transactional Analysis Association, S.. 53-68.
2008; Speech receiving the Eric Berne Memorial Award in San Francisco (Aug. 2007)
Transactional Analysis Journal Vol. 38, No. 01, January 2008
1988; Newsletter European Association for Transactional Analysis (Ed.) (German 1990 ZTA 7/1)
1994, Selection from the 20th EATA Conference. 10.-14. July 1994. Maastricht, the Netherlands, in: G. Mohr/ Th. Steinert (Eds.): TA for organizations - new developments 1995 - 2006. Publ. im Juli 2006, S. 30-44.
2006; Artikel anlässlich der 13. Jahreskonferenz des European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC); 01.-03.11.2006, Köln
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In this podcast Bernd Schmid talks about co-creative relationships and the power that lies within them.
part of: role model and other systemic coaching concepts, 2012; Brazil - Porto Alegre
In this podcast, Bernd Schmid presents the concept of "role" from a TA perspective.
Bernd Schmid led a three day workshop on Leadership Coaching and Organization Development at the Nibanna Institute for Organisational Development.
In this podcast, Bernd Schmid introduces the systemic approach.
part of Montreal, Systemic Transactional Anaysis, 2010
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Introduction to the Learning Conversations 2011 by Bernd Schmid. He gives an overview of all major TA concepts taught at isb Wiesloch.
Bernd Schmid talks about his experiences in OD and Organizational Coaching ... especially about future challenges, integrated approaches, learning and attributes of future Business Coaches.
1. INOC Meeting 29.05 - 31.05.2015 Wiesloch
Es war ein sehr persönliches Treffen zwischen Bernd Schmid und der US-amerikanischen Psychoanalytikerin und Autorin Fanita English im Rahmen der INOC Dialogues 2016.
Englischsprachiger Vortrag von Bernd Schmid und Anandan Geethan auf der Systemic Research Conference am 9.3.2017 in Heidelberg.
Award ceremony Life Achievement Award of the DGTA at the World-Conference, 27.-29.7.2017 in Berlin. Speech by Günther Mohr.
Workshop at Nibanna Institute, Chennai, India, with the objective to help each participant understand how to pursue professional excellence in the organizational field.
part of the Oxford Lectures 2011
Bernd Schmid on concepts of leadership, personality and communication that fit the systemic approach.
In 2015, Bernd Schmid travelled through India to deliver speeches and hold workshops that focussed on leadership culture and organization development.
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Lecture by Bernd Schmid, as part of the Oxford Learning Conversations 2011.
Workshop at the World-Conference of the DGTA, 27.-29.7.2017 in Berlin.
Lecture by Dr. Bernd Schmid as part of the Oxford Learning Conversations in 2011.
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