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The White Raven, the Bear-King, and Other Grim Tales

The White Raven, the Bear-King, and Other Grim Tales

A young prince who resists the spell of the evil goblin with the help of a raven, a king who turns into a bear to expel the monster in him, four brothers, each with a unique gift, facing a common dilemma—these are some of the characters in this collection of fairy tales, each story reflecting our deepest fears and desires. Join author Manfred Kets de Vries as he takes you on a journey where heroes and heroines face dragons, crones, lions and wicked stepmothers in their search for the elusive “happily ever after”.

KDVI Press, 2016

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You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

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, 2015

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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.

Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

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Coach and Couch (2nd edition)

Coach and Couch (2nd edition)

This book is a volume of essays on leadership development topics written by academics, coaches, and change consultants.

Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

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Mindful Leadership Coaching: Journeys into the Interior

Mindful Leadership Coaching: Journeys into the Interior

This book provides an in-depth look at the coaching process, considering the diversity of both individual and organisational learning through the lens of psychodynamic mindfulness.

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

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The Trigger Zone

The Trigger Zone

The Trigger Zone outlines the contours of the neuro-psycho-dynamic approach to change management.

Mediawerf , 2013

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The Hedgehog Effect: The Secrets of Building High Performance Teams

The Hedgehog Effect: The Secrets of Building High Performance Teams

In this book, Manfred Kets de Vries presents the case for leadership group coaching as an experiential training ground for learning to function as a high performance team.

Jossey-Bass, 2011

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Leadership Development

Leadership Development

This authoritative volume brings together a critical selection of important academic articles and practitioner-oriented papers that reflect current thinking and practices in the growing field of leadership development.

Edward Elgar, 2011

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Tricky Coaching: Difficult Cases in Leadership Coaching

Tricky Coaching: Difficult Cases in Leadership Coaching

This book brings together cases written by experienced leadership and executive coaches from all over the world and explores the most demanding and challenging situations they have faced in their professional practices.

Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

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Reflections on Group & Organizations

Reflections on Group & Organizations

Reflections on Groups and Organisations is the third and final book in the On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries series. This book examines concepts of organisational health, performance, and change.

Jossey-Bass, 2011

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The Coaching Kaleidoscope: Insights from the Inside

The Coaching Kaleidoscope: Insights from the Inside

The book deals with how coaching interventions can drive a journey of transformational change at individual, team and organisational levels.

Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

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Reflections on Leadership and Career Development

Reflections on Leadership and Career Development

Reflections on Leadership and Career Development is the second of the three books in the Manfred Kets de Vries on the Couch series. This book takes an in-depth look at the way basic psychological processes operate on individual and corporate performance.

Jossey-Bass, 2009

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The Anarchist Within

The Anarchist Within

This book highlights a number of salient aspects of the culture and character of Russia (now the Commonwealth of Independent States) to facilitate an informed understanding of the way Russians deal with organizations and approach leadership style.

 

Aquamarine Books, 2009

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Reflections on Character and Leadership

Reflections on Character and Leadership

In this book, Manfred Kets de Vries offers an overview of his work spanning four decades, a period in which he has established himself as the leading figure in the clinical study of organisational leadership.

Jossey-Bass, 2009

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Sex, Money, Happiness and Death: The Quest for Authenticity

Sex, Money, Happiness and Death: The Quest for Authenticity

Manfred Kets de Vries takes readers out of their comfort zone in this book. It intends to focus executives on what really counts in their lives and to shake academics down from their ivory towers and make them more attuned to the real problems of real people, instead of trying to impress each other.

Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

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Organizational Paradoxes: Clinical Approaches to Management

Organizational Paradoxes: Clinical Approaches to Management

The objective of this book is to develop a theory of organizational functioning as viewed from a clinical perspective. For that purpose psychoanalytic concepts are applied to the study of leadership behavior, organizational stress, work disorders, career, power, and authority.

Routledge, 2009

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Family Business on the Couch: A Psychological Perspective

Family Business on the Couch: A Psychological Perspective

In this book, ideas from the psychodynamic and family systemic approaches are integrated with an existing body of literature on leadership to offer new perspectives on family business functioning.

Wiley, 2007

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Coach and Couch: The Psychology of Making Better Leaders

Coach and Couch: The Psychology of Making Better Leaders

An edited volume of essays written by IGLC-INSEAD professors and leadership coaches, on diverse topics relevant to leadership development.

Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

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The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation

Through coaching work with senior executives, Manfred Kets de Vries explores why many suffer from profound periods of unhappiness despite having external success.

IUniverse, 2007

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The Leadership Mystique (2nd Edition)

The Leadership Mystique (2nd Edition)

This book unpicks the many layers of complexity that underlie effective leadership, and gets to the heart of the day-to-day behavior of leading people in the human enterprise.

Pearson Education, 2006

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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, 2006

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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, 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, 2005

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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, 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, 2004

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