Dysfunctional Leadership

In addition to looking at the qualities of effective leadership, we also address the darker or shadow sides of leadership. Our research explores why leaders derail, interpersonal issues and unhealthy dynamics between leaders and followers as well as key traps leaders fall into.

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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"Eccentric organisational behaviour and folie à deux"

Managers Can Drive Their Subordinates Mad

This article describes the phenomenon called folie à deux—and how what we often term eccentric behaviour patterns of people in organisations might be better understood in that context.

Harvard Business Review, Jul 1979

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