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Can Leaders Change? Yes, But Only If They Want To (2002)

Manfred Kets de Vries

"Leadership programmes as catalyst for change"

This paper describes how people change using as their catalyst an executive leadership programme offered at INSEAD, an international business school in France. During this leadership programme, a critical transitional space is created, enabling the participants to find new solutions for existing problems. Three conceptual frameworks are also presented to better understand the process of personal change: the triangle of mental life, the triangle of conflict, and the triangle of relationships.

INSEAD Working Paper, 2002

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