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
"Leadership lessons from a tumultuous time"
INSEAD Knowledge, Dec 2016
"Ways to Manage Difficult Bosses"
This article explores the options available to anyone who has to manage a bad boss. Much of it will feel like common sense. But people often forget that it’s in their power to improve bad situations, so having the options systematically laid out can be very helpful.
HBR, Dec 2016
"How would you like to be remembered?"
INSEAD Knowledge, Sep 2016
"Leadership in a digital age"
To become more effective and refective leaders, executives need to learn to improve their behavioural reactions to diffucult situations and develop greater emotional intelligence.
The European Business Review, Jul 2016
"Leaders need emotional intelligence to create meaning"
INSEAD Knowledge, Apr 2016
"When drive and commitment are too much"
INSEAD Knowledge, Mar 2016
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.
Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 2015
This book is all about helping coaches to become more effective. Each chapter presents a profile of a particular type of toxic executive—the narcissist, psychopath, cold fish, obsessive-compulsive, and many more—and offers coaches examples of interventions that have worked—and those that haven't. Kets de Vries offers expert advice from the front line of working with puzzling executives.
Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 2015
'Advantages of small group coaching"
This article describes the benefits of small group coaching in leadership development.
EFMD Global Focus: Volume 09 Issue 01, Nov 2015
"Applying a psycho- dynamic lens to org studies"
A chapter in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition on using a psychpdynamic lens to the study of organisational phenomenon.
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Apr 2015
"The pathology of CEO psychopaths"
The percentage of psychopaths amongst CEOs is as high as the risk they represent for the company they are working for. INSEAD Distinguished Professor of Leadership Development and Organisational Change Manfred Kets de Vries’ research talks to Heiner Thorborg of Der Spiegel on the topic. – In German
Der Speigel, Apr 2015