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Good leaders make all the difference! Now, global management and psychology expert Manfred Kets de Vries cuts through the 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. Drawing on his experience consulting with hundreds of the world's leading organizations, de Vries presents practical exercises designed to actively help individuals become more effective under pressure — and more at peace with their own leadership styles.

De Vries addresses the crucial (and growing) role of emotional intelligence in leadership; the intimate linkages between personal and organizational change; the dynamics of succession in the enterprise; the unique issues associated with global leadership; and the roles charismatic leaders play in providing emotional security during an era of constant change. Along the way, he introduces the key leadership skills needed to build "authentizotic organizations" — companies where people feel authentic, alive, and good about themselves; and where, because they really enjoy their work, they can work to their full capacities.

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"This is a book that any senior executive will find enlightening, as it peels back the layers of self-deception to reveal how our hidden personalities, largely hard-wired since early childhood, affect the way we lead and manage others." Carol Kennedy, Director magazine

Review:

"This book is a real gem. For the busy manager and consultant, it is a valuable balance to a growing library that merely idealises and idolises leadership." HR Monthly, Australia

Synopsis:

In The Leadership Mystique, Manfred Kets de Vries gets to the heart of the day-to-day behavior of leading people in the human enterprise.

Synopsis:

Organizations are like automobiles. They don't run themselves, except downhill.

Leadership now requires very different behavior from the leadership tradition we are used to. It requires leaders who speak to the collective imagination of their people, co-opting them to join in the business journey; leaders who are able to motivate people to full commitment and have them make that extra effort. It's all about human behavior. It's about understanding the way people and organizations behave, about creating relationships, about building commitment, and about adapting your behavior to lead in a creative and motivating way.

So, ask yourself what you're doing about the leadership factor. How do you execute your own leadership style?

There are no quick answers to leadership questions, and there are no easy solutions. In fact, the more we learn the more it seems there is to learn. In The Leadership Mystique, management and psychology guru Manfred Kets de Vries 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.

Synopsis:

 "Your business can have all the advantages in the world; strong financial resources, enviable market position, and state-of-the-art technology, but if leadership fails, all of these advantages melt away." - Manfred Kets de Vries  Organizations are like automobiles. They don't run themselves, except downhill.  Leadership now, requires very different behavior from the leadership tradition we are used to. It requires leaders who speak to the collective imagination of their people, co-opting them to join in the business journey; leaders who are able to motivate people to full commitment and have them make that extra effort. It's all about human behavior. It's about understanding the way people and organizations behave, about creating relationships, about building commitment, and about adapting your behavior to lead in a creative and motivating way.  So, ask yourself what you're doing about the leadership factor. How do you execute your own leadership style? Whether you work on the shop floor or have a corner office on the top floor of a shimmering skyscraper, what have you done today to be more effective as a leader?  There are no quick answers to leadership questions, and there are no easy solutions. In fact, the more we learn the more it seems there is to learn. InThe Leadership Mystique, management and psychology guru Manfred Kets de Vries 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.

About the Author

Manfred Kets de Vries is one of Europe's leading management thinkers and an experienced author, co-author, or editor of 17 books. He holds chair and Directorship positions at INSEAD. He also holds professorships at McGill University, the École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Montreal, and the Harvard Business School and has lectured at management institutions around the world.  

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Leadership in a dissonant voice: Using the prism of the clinical paradigm

Introducing key issues

The centrality of the clinical paradigm

2. Emotional intelligence in the world of work

Intelligence as a multifaceted attribute

A closer look at emotional intelligence

Honing the sub-skills of emotional intelligence

A mood too far: Managing emotional extremes

The core conflictual relationship theme

Deepening our understanding of our inner theater

Escaping psychic prison

3. The mussel syndrome

Corporate consequences of the mussel syndrome

The changing organizational paradigm

Companies that endure

4. The failure factor in leadership

Executive behavior: Myth and reality

Rational and irrational behavior

Dysfunctional patterns in leadership

The transference trap

The impact of narcissism

5. The dynamics of succession

Midlife dilemmas

The life-cycle of a CEO

Generational envy

6. The Dilbert phenomenon

The deadness within

Resuscitating “dead” leaders

Whole-life strategy versus deferred-life strategy

The tragedies of success and near-success

A summary prescription for revitalization &;

7. The rot at the top

Neurotic styles and organizations

The dramatic personality/organization

The suspicious personality/organization

The detached personality/organization

The depressive personality/organization

The compulsive personality/organization

Case examples

An organizational vicious circle

8. Achieving personal and organizational change

The process of change

The dynamics of individual change

The dynamics of organizational transformation

Leadership strategies for implementing change

9. Characteristics of effective leadership

Leadership models

10. Leadership in a global context

The wheel of culture

Identifying global leadership abilities

Global leadership development

11. Roles leaders play

Leadership versus management

The dual roles of leadership

12. Leadership development

Selection problems

Developmental tasks

Leadership in the “digital age”

13. Authentizotic organizations

The best companies to work for

The “healthy” individual bsp;

Characteristics of the “authentizotic” organization

The gender question

14. Final thoughts

Suggested further reading 7

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kawa, September 10, 2006 (view all comments by kawa)
It is realy rare to find an autor that not only discutes the standard theory of leadership but also analyzes the behaviour of distinguished personalities out of the banality of the concrete historical context.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780273656203
Author:
De Vries, Manfred Kets
Author:
Kets de Vries, Manfred
Author:
Kets De Vries, Manfred
Author:
Vries, Manfred Kets De
Publisher:
Pearson FT Press
Location:
London
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Skills
Subject:
Success in business
Subject:
Business Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Financial Times Series
Series Volume:
96.12
Publication Date:
August 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.12x6.56x.75 in. 1.13 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Financial Times/Prentice Hall - English 9780273656203 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is a book that any senior executive will find enlightening, as it peels back the layers of self-deception to reveal how our hidden personalities, largely hard-wired since early childhood, affect the way we lead and manage others."
"Review" by , "This book is a real gem. For the busy manager and consultant, it is a valuable balance to a growing library that merely idealises and idolises leadership."
"Synopsis" by , In The Leadership Mystique, Manfred Kets de Vries gets to the heart of the day-to-day behavior of leading people in the human enterprise.
"Synopsis" by , Organizations are like automobiles. They don't run themselves, except downhill.

Leadership now requires very different behavior from the leadership tradition we are used to. It requires leaders who speak to the collective imagination of their people, co-opting them to join in the business journey; leaders who are able to motivate people to full commitment and have them make that extra effort. It's all about human behavior. It's about understanding the way people and organizations behave, about creating relationships, about building commitment, and about adapting your behavior to lead in a creative and motivating way.

So, ask yourself what you're doing about the leadership factor. How do you execute your own leadership style?

There are no quick answers to leadership questions, and there are no easy solutions. In fact, the more we learn the more it seems there is to learn. In The Leadership Mystique, management and psychology guru Manfred Kets de Vries 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.

"Synopsis" by ,  "Your business can have all the advantages in the world; strong financial resources, enviable market position, and state-of-the-art technology, but if leadership fails, all of these advantages melt away." - Manfred Kets de Vries  Organizations are like automobiles. They don't run themselves, except downhill.  Leadership now, requires very different behavior from the leadership tradition we are used to. It requires leaders who speak to the collective imagination of their people, co-opting them to join in the business journey; leaders who are able to motivate people to full commitment and have them make that extra effort. It's all about human behavior. It's about understanding the way people and organizations behave, about creating relationships, about building commitment, and about adapting your behavior to lead in a creative and motivating way.  So, ask yourself what you're doing about the leadership factor. How do you execute your own leadership style? Whether you work on the shop floor or have a corner office on the top floor of a shimmering skyscraper, what have you done today to be more effective as a leader?  There are no quick answers to leadership questions, and there are no easy solutions. In fact, the more we learn the more it seems there is to learn. InThe Leadership Mystique, management and psychology guru Manfred Kets de Vries 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.
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