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Chief executives on the couch: Even successful leaders have hang-ups (2014)

Andrew Hill

"Motivating teams with a psycho-dynamic approach"

This blog, published in the Financial Times, reports on a working paper by Manfred Kets de Vries on the Psychodynamic Approach to leadership studies. Such an approach seeks to understand the hidden factors of effective leadership and in motivating teams.

FInancial Times, 2014

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