Books

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.

Wiley, Jul 2006

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The New Russian Business Leaders

The New Russian Business Leaders

This book presents six in-depth case studies focusing on companies of vastly differing sizes, ranging from a newly privatised operation and the creation and organisation of an oligarch's empire, to several entrepreneurial start-ups in different service industries.

Edward Elgar, Sep 2005

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

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

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.

Edward Elgar, Aug 2005

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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.

Pfeiffer, Jan 2005

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

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

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.

Karnac Books, Oct 2004

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Leaders, Fools, and Impostors

Leaders, Fools, and Impostors

In this book of insightful essays, Kets de Vries explodes the myth that rationality is what governs the behaviour of leaders and followers and provides a more realistic perspective on organisational functioning and the leader-follower relationship.

IUniverse, Aug 2003

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Struggling with the Demon: Perspectives on Individual and Organizational Irrationality

Struggling with the Demon: Perspectives on Individual and Organizational Irrationality

Struggling with the Demon examines the search for meaning in human activity and highlights the values that foster commitment and involvement and, ultimately, success.

Psychosocial Press, Jan 2001

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Prisoners of Leadership

Prisoners of Leadership

Leaders can – at different times – be masters of disguise, seduction, and manipulation – but Kets de Vries explains cogently and convincingly why leaders who don’t first master themselves will never master their organizations effectively or humanely.
 

Wiley, Dec 1999

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The New Global Leaders: : Richard Branson, Percy Barnevik, David Simon and the Remaking of International Business

The New Global Leaders: : Richard Branson, Percy Barnevik, David Simon and the Remaking of International Business

This book takes readers into the private worlds of Virgin founder Richard Branson, ABB's Percy Barnevik and British Petroleum titan David Simon to provide candid accounts of how each has managed to redefine organizational growth and development in the late 20th century.

Jossey-Bass, Mar 1999

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De Menselijke Kant Van Reorganiseren

De Menselijke Kant Van Reorganiseren

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.

Management Briefing, Dec 1997

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De Uitdaging van het Leiderschap

De Uitdaging van het Leiderschap

This book explores the way in which character traits and behavioral patterns affect leadership style.

Management Briefing, Dec 1996

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Mentaliteitverandering in Organisaties

Mentaliteitverandering in Organisaties

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.

Management Briefing, Nov 1996

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Family Business: Human Dilemmas in the Family Firm

Family Business: Human Dilemmas in the Family Firm

Manfred Kets de Vries opens the doors of the family business wide open to give us a detailed look at the extra-rational forces that can influence leadership and organizational strategy and structure.

International Thomson Business Press, Jun 1996

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

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

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.

 

Jossey-Bass, Aug 1995

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Organizations on the Couch, Perspectives on Organizational Behavior and Change

Organizations on the Couch, Perspectives on Organizational Behavior and Change

This book introduces the work of a number of leading scholars interested in the clinical approach to organisational analysis.

Jossey-Bass, Nov 1991

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Handbook of Character Studies: Psychoanalytic Explorations

Handbook of Character Studies: Psychoanalytic Explorations

This book provides a comprehensive review of the state of knowledge in the field of psychoanalytic character studies.

International Universities Press, Nov 1991

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Unstable at the Top

Unstable at the Top

Unstable at the Top shows just how certain aspects of a CEO’s personality can affect his managerial style and contribute to the decline – sometimes temporary, sometimes not – of his organization.

New American Library, Dec 1987

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The Irrational Executive: Psychoanalytic Explorations in Management

The Irrational Executive: Psychoanalytic Explorations in Management

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.

International Universities Press, Nov 1984

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The Neurotic Organization: Diagnosing and Changing Counterproductive Styles of Management

The Neurotic Organization: Diagnosing and Changing Counterproductive Styles of Management

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.

Jossey-Bass, Aug 1984

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Power and the Corporate Mind

Power and the Corporate Mind

This book explores the role of power in organisations.

Houghton Mifflin, Aug 1975

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