"Paradigm shift and Manfred Kets de Vries"
Manfred Kets de Vries has bought a unique form of humanistic and scientific thinking to the forces of organizational change. Early in his career, Prof. Kets de Vries argued that in order to survive and change, people in organizations must uncover and deal with human dynamics such as the anxiety or resistance of individuals, combined with such organizational forces as cultural code, embedded response patterns and unhealthy adaptations to external pressures. Fast forward to a new century, and we see that thanks to Kets de Vries' contribution, we have experienced a paradigm shift. This article looks what makes Manfred Kets de Vries “tick?” What “red threads” run through his life? How has his way of thinking contributed to the world? To explore these questions we will use one of his own methodologies and put him, metaphorically, on the psychoanalyst’s couch.
Enduring Thoughts of the Thinkers of Organizational Change, 2017
"Psycho- dynamic issues in leadership studies"
This chapter reviews psychodynamic issues in leadership theory, leadership in organisations, and leadership development.
Published on 1 Apr, 2013
"Unconscious dynamics and impact on organisational life"
In this article the argument is made that unconscious dynamics have a significant impact on life in organisations.
Published on 1 Apr, 2004
"Psycho- dynamic aspects of effective leadership"
This working paper explores the psychodynamic aspects of effective leadership.
Published on 11 Dec, 2011
"A look at a clinically oriented consultation"
This article addresses the subject of clinically oriented consultation in the workplace, offering an example of an intervention to illustrate the limitations of more traditional, rational forms of organisational consultation.
Published on 17 Nov, 2005
"Applying a psycho- dynamic lens to org studies"
A chapter in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition on using a psychpdynamic lens to the study of organisational phenomenon.
Published on 24 Apr, 2015
The objective of this book is to develop a theory of organizational functioning as viewed from a clinical perspective. For that purpose psychoanalytic concepts are applied to the study of leadership behavior, organizational stress, work disorders, career, power, and authority.
Published on 27 Feb, 2009
"Design, development & validation of the PA"
This article describes the design and psychometric properties of the PA, a 360° feedback instrument designed to assess seven personality dimensions important in human behavior and to determine blind spots.
Published on 17 May, 2006
"Attachment theory applied in an org context"
This working paper explores the evolution and function of attachment in the context of adult relationships.
Published on 18 Apr, 2013
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 provides a comprehensive review of the state of knowledge in the field of psychoanalytic character studies.
Published on 13 Nov, 1991