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The White Raven, or the King Who No Longer Knew Himself (2017)

Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

The White Raven, or the King Who No Longer Knew Himself

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The Global Executive Leadership Inventory

The Global Executive Leadership Inventory

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

The Irrational Executive: Psychoanalytic Explorations in Management

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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

Lessons on Leadership by Terror: Finding a Shaka Zulu in the Attic

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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

Life and Death in the Executive Fast Lane: Essays on Irrational Organizations and Their Leaders

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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.

 

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Are Leaders Born or Are They Made: The Case of Alexander the Great

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This book is an easy-to-read overview of all the key events and people in Alexander the Great's extraordinary life, and provides lessons on effective leadership.

Published on 13 Oct, 2004

The Leader on the Couch

The Leader on the Couch

This book sets out to change people and organisations for the better, by revealing the ‘dark side’ of leadership behaviour and its impact on performance.

Published on 12 Jul, 2006

The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation

Through coaching work with senior executives, Manfred Kets de Vries explores why many suffer from profound periods of unhappiness despite having external success.

Published on 7 Dec, 2007

The Anarchist Within

The Anarchist Within

This book highlights a number of salient aspects of the culture and character of Russia (now the Commonwealth of Independent States) to facilitate an informed understanding of the way Russians deal with organizations and approach leadership style.

 

Published on 30 Jun, 2009

Riding the Leadership Rollercoaster

Riding the Leadership Rollercoaster

A collection of short, bite-sized nuggets of insight into the psychological ups and downs of the leadership journey from one of the world’s top thinkers on leadership. 

Published on 9 Dec, 2016

Sex, Money, Happiness and Death: The Quest for Authenticity

Sex, Money, Happiness and Death: The Quest for Authenticity

Manfred Kets de Vries takes readers out of their comfort zone in this book. It intends to focus executives on what really counts in their lives and to shake academics down from their ivory towers and make them more attuned to the real problems of real people, instead of trying to impress each other.

Published on 15 Apr, 2009