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Coach and Couch (2nd edition) (2015)

Manfred Kets de Vries

Coach and Couch (2nd edition)

Professor Manfred Kets de Vries and his colleagues have helped thousands of executives to increase their effectiveness in dealing with colleagues and clients, and to refocus their own professional and personal aspirations.

This book is a volume of essays on leadership development topics written by academics, coaches, and change consultants.

It explores how extraordinary leaders and thriving organizations are created by sharing research methodologies and insights, and by describing intervention and change techniques. Drawing upon substantial research, this book presents the essential leadership models and equips practitioners with tools for developing executive coaches and working with business leaders. This second edition includes new chapters on executive stress and coaching across the gender divide.

Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

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