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The Leadership Mystique (2nd Edition) (2006)

Manfred Kets de Vries

The Leadership Mystique (2nd Edition)

Successful leadership today demands very different behavior from the conventional leadership tradition we are used to. It requires leaders who speak to the collective imagination of their people, co-opting them to join in the business journey; leaders who are able to motivate people to full commitment and spur them on to make that extra effort. It's all about human behavior. It's about understanding the way people and organizations behave, about creating relationships, about building commitment, and about adapting your behavior to lead in a creative and motivating way.


" This is a book that any senior executive will find enlightening, as it peels back the layers of self-deception to reveal how our hidden personalities, largely hard-wired since early childhood, affect the way we lead and manage others."
Carol Kennedy, Director Magazine

"This book is a real gem. The author writes with flair and precision…. I recommend this book very highly. It is clear, timely and accessible. Kets de Vries is a master of the elusive topic of leadership. For the busy manager and consultant, it is a valuable balance to a growing library that merely idealizes and idolizes leadership."
HR Monthly, Australia

 

Also Available in:

  • Turkish as "Liderliğin Gizemi". Published by by BZD Yayin va lletism Hizmetleri.
  • Chinese. Published by People Press/ Oriental Press.
  • Polish. Published by Wolters Kluwer Polska Sp. Z o.o..
  • Croatian as "Tajna vodstva: Ponašanje vođa u poduzetništvu". Published by Profil Publishing House.
  • French as "La face Cachée du Leadership". Published by Village Mondial Pearson Education.
  • Dutch as "Leiderschap Ontraadseld: Tweede Herziene Druk". Published by Sdu Uitgevers bv.
  • In Romanian as "Leadership Arta şi măiestria de a conduce: de la paradigna clinică la pragmatismul schimbării". Published by Codecs.
  • Russian. Published by Alpina.

Pearson Education, 2006

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