A young prince who resists the spell of the evil goblin with the help of a raven, a king who turns into a bear to expel the monster in him, four brothers, each with a unique gift, facing a common dilemma—these are some of the characters in this collection of fairy tales, each story reflecting our deepest fears and desires. Join author Manfred Kets de Vries as he takes you on a journey where heroes and heroines face dragons, crones, lions and wicked stepmothers in their search for the elusive “happily ever after”.
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This essay addresses the question of what makes for happiness. An attempt is made to deconstruct this elusive concept.
Published on 1 Jun, 2000
"Insatiable desire for more can be destructive"
Published on 8 Apr, 2016
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
"What does success mean to senior executives?"
This article is based on the responses of 160 senior executives to questions of what success means to them.
Published on 1 Jan, 2010
"High achievers who feel they are complete fakes"
This article describes that "neurotic imposture" a kind of behavior that causes a great many extremely talented, hardworking, and capable executives—men and women who have achieved great success by the world's standards–to believe, deep down, that they don't deserve it.
Published on 17 Nov, 2006
"Is it possible to know oneself?"
This blog explores the question of whether it is possible to know oneself when so much of that knowledge is beyond conscious awareness.
Published on 21 Jan, 2015
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
This book is a volume of essays on leadership development topics written by academics, coaches, and change consultants.
Published on 11 Nov, 2015
"Reflective writing as carthartic process"
This blog entry with the Harward Business Review looks at the therapeutic effect of writing.
Published on 26 Nov, 2014
"Differences as assets"
This blog entry explores the idea of accepting ones leadership strenghts instead of merely fitting in.
Published on 16 Feb, 2015