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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This book introduces the work of a number of leading scholars interested in the clinical approach to organisational analysis.
Jossey-Bass, Nov 1991
This book provides a comprehensive review of the state of knowledge in the field of psychoanalytic character studies.
International Universities Press, Nov 1991
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
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