In this book, individual reaction patterns to downsizing operations are explored in the victims, the survivors (those staying with an organization after layoffs) and the “executioners” (those responsible for the implementation of downsizing) involved in the process. Data are obtained from open-ended interviews conducted with the various stakeholders and applied to a clinical framework. Special emphasis is given to the reactions of the executives implementing the downsizing operation. In the book, a number of practical recommendations are given about how to facilitate the downsizing process.
Management Briefing, 1997
This book takes us inside the despotic mind to understand what their actions are all about; to comprehend the source of their actions and to recognise the danger signs.
Published on 10 Aug, 2005
The Irrational Executive is a compilation to counter this bias in management theory. Focusing on unconscious as well as conscious internal processes, and strongly influenced by contemporary psychoanalytic theory, the contributors argue persuasively against the rationalist model.
Published on 1 Nov, 1984
In this book the processes of individual and organizational change their characteristics and dynamics are explored, and resemblances between personal and organizational change are highlighted.
Published on 30 Nov, 1996
This book explores the way in which character traits and behavioral patterns affect leadership style.
Published on 31 Dec, 1996
In this book, Manfred Kets de Vries offers an overview of his work spanning four decades, a period in which he has established himself as the leading figure in the clinical study of organisational leadership.
Published on 11 Mar, 2009
Designed and authored by Manfred Kets de Vries - the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development at INSEAD - The Global Executive Leadership Inventory (GELI) is an in-depth leadership development tool for coaching human resource and training professionals who want to invest in programs that improve individual, team, and organizational performance.
Published on 1 Jan, 2005
This book is a volume of essays on leadership development topics written by academics, coaches, and change consultants.
Published on 11 Nov, 2015
This book presents eclectic advice on how things really work in organisations, by combining the dismal science of management and the impossible profession of psychoanalysis.
Published on 16 Aug, 1995
This book offers an authoritative discussion of the irrational forces at work in organizations. It integrates psychiatric and psychology findings and insights with management and organizational behavior theory to reveal the underlying causes of many organizational problems.
Published on 1 Aug, 1984
Present behaviour through the lens of past experiences
Why do we react to people in seemingly unpredictable ways? Could it be that they remind us of someone from the past and that we are having transference reactions? And if so, is this a good or bad thing?
Published on 6 Sep, 2018