Reflections on Leadership and Career Development is the second of the three books in the Manfred Kets de Vries on the Couch series. This book takes an in-depth look at the way basic psychological processes operate on individual and corporate performance.The chapters in this book take different perspectives on the intimate connection between individuals’ personality or “inner theatre” and the organizational context in which they work; how different personality types, in positions of leadership or as members of management teams, affect the functioning and success of organisations. It analyses these dynamics in the context of case studies of leaders and organisations, including a lengthy study of Vladimir Putin, as “CEO of Russia, Inc.”. The third part of the book examines the career life cycle and how executives cope (or fail to cope) with rites de passage like succession and retirement.
In this book, Manfred Kets de Vries offers an overview of his work spanning four decades, a period in which he has established himself as the leading figure in the clinical study of organisational leadership.
Published on 11 Mar, 2009
This book is a volume of essays on leadership development topics written by academics, coaches, and change consultants.
Published on 11 Nov, 2015
This authoritative volume brings together a critical selection of important academic articles and practitioner-oriented papers that reflect current thinking and practices in the growing field of leadership development.
Published on 31 Dec, 2011
Reflections on Groups and Organisations is the third and final book in the On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries series. This book examines concepts of organisational health, performance, and change.
Published on 18 Jan, 2011
This book presents eclectic advice on how things really work in organisations, by combining the dismal science of management and the impossible profession of psychoanalysis.
Published on 16 Aug, 1995
This book introduces the work of a number of leading scholars interested in the clinical approach to organisational analysis.
Published on 19 Nov, 1991
An edited volume of essays written by IGLC-INSEAD professors and leadership coaches, on diverse topics relevant to leadership development.
Published on 1 May, 2007
Struggling with the Demon examines the search for meaning in human activity and highlights the values that foster commitment and involvement and, ultimately, success.
Published on 1 Jan, 2001
At this critical junction in the history of humankind, leaders that are proficient in magical thinking aren’t going to solve our problems. Creating alternative realities is not the answer. We need a very different kind of leadership―leaders who can resist the calls of regression and whose outlook is firmly based in reality. We need leaders who analyse and draw conclusions from, or use their own experiences as a development tool, face their strengths and weaknesses, and critique their own experiences in order to build new understandings.
Published on 30 Nov, 2020
This book provides an in-depth look at the coaching process, considering the diversity of both individual and organisational learning through the lens of psychodynamic mindfulness.
Published on 15 Apr, 2014