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Pervers narcissiques: quand votre chef cache un tyran (2014)

Stéphanie Benz

"Peverse narcissists in the workplace"

Manfred Kets de Vries comments on perverse narcissists in organisations.

L'Express, 2014

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"The pathology of CEO psychopaths"

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The percentage of psychopaths amongst CEOs is as high as the risk they represent for the company they are working for. INSEAD Distinguished Professor of Leadership Development and Organisational Change Manfred Kets de Vries’ research talks to Heiner Thorborg of Der Spiegel on the topic. – In German

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In this interview, Kets de Vries draws on three decades of study to describe the psychological profile of successful CEOs, exploring senior executives' vulnerabilities, which are often intensified by followers' attempts to manipulate their leaders.

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INSEAD's Coaching and Consulting for Change programme is profiled in an article in Handelsblatt.

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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.

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"SOB effect on org life"

The Psycho-path to Disaster: Coping with SOB Executives

This article describes the SOB—Seductive Operational Bully—or psychopath “lite”, in organisational settings, who can wreak havoc on organisational life.

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"Narcissistic leaders and organisational sustainability"

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This article explores the narcissistic inclinations of leaders and how this could affect the soundness and sustainability of organisations.

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"Abnormal is the norm in organisations"

The Shadow Side of Leadership

This article describes a number of dysfunctional leadership prototypes found in organisations. Offered as a useful form of shorthand for identification purposes, it helps us understand how we can deal with this dysfunction in ourselves or our leaders.

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