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The Anarchist Within: Clinical Reflections on Russian Character and Leadership Style (2001)

Manfred Kets de Vries

"Culture and character of Russian leadership"

This article highlights a number of salient aspects of the culture and character of Russia (now the Russian Federation) in order to facilitate an informed understanding of the way Russians deal with organisations and approach leadership style. When appropriate, the clinical paradigm is applied, dimensions derived from cultural constructs are utilized, and examples are given of the author fieldwork in Russian organisations.

Human Relations, 2001

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