Lunch with the FT - The CEO whisperer: ‘Every leader needs a fool’

Lunch with the FT - The CEO whisperer: ‘Every leader needs a fool’

'Everybody is normal until you know them better.' Manfred Kets de Vries talks about his childhood in Nazi-occupied Holland, making leaders more humane, and how bosses' echo chambers work – over Lunch with the Financial Times's Michael Skapinker.

The Financial Times, Mar 2021

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"The pathology of CEO psychopaths"

Zeitbomben mit Schlips

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

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"Peverse narcissists in the workplace"

Pervers narcissiques: quand votre chef cache un tyran

Manfred Kets de Vries comments on perverse narcissists in organisations.

L'Express, Feb 2014

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"The challenges of leadership"

Leiders zijn geregeld zelfdestructief

An interview with Manfred Kets de Vries where he speaks about his work with CEOs, good and bad leadership, and especially about his Challenge of Leadership program at INSEAD.

Elsevier, Jan 2014

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"Animals, jokes & irreverence in group coaching"

But Seriously...

An interview by Liz Hall from Coaching at Work with Manfred Kets de Vries on his use of animals, jokes and irreverence in his group leadership coaching.

Coaching at Work, Jun 2009

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"Profile of INSEAD CCC programme"

Coach der Meisterklasse

INSEAD's Coaching and Consulting for Change programme is profiled in an article in Handelsblatt.

Handelsblatt, Apr 2009

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"Psychological profile of successful CEOs"

Putting Leaders on the Couch: A conversation with Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries

In this interview, Kets de Vries draws on three decades of study to describe the psychological profile of successful CEOs, exploring senior executives' vulnerabilities, which are often intensified by followers' attempts to manipulate their leaders.

Harvard Business Review, Nov 2004

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"A response to the clinical paradigm"

Manfred Kets de Vries Reflections on Organizational Theory: Interview by Erik van de Loo

This article was written in response to The Clinical Paradigm: Manfred Kets de Vries’ Reflections on Organizational Therapy.

European Management Journal, Feb 2000

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