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Telling Fairy Tales in the Boardroom: How to Make Sure Your Organization Lives Happily Ever After (리더는어떻게평면표지 translated into Korean)

Telling Fairy Tales in the Boardroom: How to Make Sure Your Organization Lives Happily Ever After (리더는어떻게평면표지 translated into Korean)

We know where we are with a fairy story. There is a cast of predictable characters, the hero or heroine is submitted to terrible trials, cruelty, and injustice but in the end the baddies get their comeuppance, good triumphs, and everyone lives happily ever after. In this book Manfred Kets de Vries, one of the world's leading authorities on the psychology of leadership, and a pioneering practitioner in the field of psychodynamic executive coaching, draws on the format of traditional fairy tales and tells us five stories that dramatize five key themes of dysfunctional leadership. Now available in Korean 리더는어떻게평면표지, Doublebook, Seoul, Republic of Korea, March 2017.

Doublebook, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Mar 2017

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Telling Fairy Tales in the Boardroom

Telling Fairy Tales in the Boardroom

In this book Manfred Kets de Vries, one of the world's leading authorities on the psychology of leadership, and a pioneering practitioner in the field of psychodynamic executive coaching, draws on the format of traditional fairy tales and tells us five stories that dramatize five key themes of dysfunctional leadership.

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Zeitbomben mit Schlips

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