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Leaders, Fools, and Impostors (2003)

Manfred Kets de Vries

Leaders, Fools, and Impostors

In this book of insightful essays, Kets de Vries explodes the myth that rationality is what governs the behaviour of leaders and followers and provides a more realistic perspective on organisational functioning and the leader-follower relationship. Citing examples from business, history, literature, the arts, and from his own psychoanalytic and management-consulting practice, the author identifies distinct leader types. Through numerous case studies of successful and failed leaders,the book furthers a better understanding of the leader-follower dynamic, and gives leaders the means to transform themselves.

Also Available in:

  • Dutch as "Leiders, Narren en Bedriegers: Essays over de Psychologie Van Het Leiderschap". Published by Scriptum.
  • French as "Leaders, Fous et Imposteurs". Published by Editions Eska.
  • Italian as "Leader, giullari e impostori: Sulla psicologia della leadership". Published by Raffaello Cortina Editori.
  • Polish as "Przywodcy, Blazny I Oszusci". Published by Centrum Kreowania Liderow.
  • German as "Verlag Internationale Psychoanalyse". Republished in German Führer, Narren und Hochstapler, by Klett-Cotta.
  • Japanese. Published by Sogensha Publishers.
  • Russian. Published by Aquamarine Books.

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