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Struggling with the Demon: Perspectives on Individual and Organizational Irrationality (2001)

Manfred Kets de Vries

Struggling with the Demon: Perspectives on Individual and Organizational Irrationality

Struggling with the Demon examines the search for meaning in human activity and highlights the values that foster commitment and involvement and, ultimately, success. The author begins with a close look at the individual by studying the inner world of a single entrepreneur. Readers are given a rare insight into an executive's inner theater. Next he discusses the implications of hypomaniacs and alexythymics and the effects of their interpersonal styles within today's organiations. He follows with an examination of the issues relating to the midlife, including depersonalisation and the common dysfunctional pattern in which the individual finds little or no pleasure in job performance.

Also Available in:

  • Dutch as "Worstelen met de Demon: Over Emoties. Irrationaliteit en Oonbewuste Processen in Mens en Organisatie". Published by Uitgeverij Nieuwezijds
  • Italian as "L’Organizzazione Irrazionale: La Dimensione Nascosta Del Comportamenti Organizzativi". Published by Rafaello Cortina Editore.

Psychosocial Press, 2001

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