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Life and Death in the Executive Fast Lane: Essays on Irrational Organizations and Their Leaders

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Publisher Comments:

World-renowned management guru and expert in corporate neurosis Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries puts organizations on the couch. By combining the "dismal science" of management and the "impossible profession" of psychoanalysis, Kets de Vries presents eclectic advice on how things really work in organizations.

These brief and insightful essays not only decipher problems that are common in organizational life, but they also shed light on some of the underlying dimensions that often go unnoticed.

Kets de Vries covers everything from leadership and entrepreneurship to downsizing and managing acquisitions, using contemporary examples like Robert Maxwell, Jack Welch, Tom Peters, Robert Coles, and John Gardner.

Synopsis:

In short essays this collection captures the essence of the irrationalities that pervade organizations and compromise leaders. This book develops surprising ideas about how organizations tick, and why they, and the people within them, ultimately succeed or fail.

Synopsis:

Kets de Vries covers everything from leadership and entrepreneurship to downsizing and managing acquisitions, using contemporary examples like Robert Maxwell, Jack Welch, Tom Peters, Robert Coles, and John Gardner.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-242) and index.

About the Author

MANFRED F. R. KETS DE VRIES holds the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chair of Human Resource Management at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fountainebleau, France. He has previously held a professorship at Harvard Business School and is the author of several books including Leaders, Fools, and Imposters (Jossey-Bass, 1993).

Table of Contents

Part One: Leaders and the Organization

1. If I'm the Leader, Will Anyone Follow? A Definition of Leadership

2. Welcome to the Snake Pit: The New CEO

3. Boiled Frogs and Dancing Elephants: Change and Downsizing

4. Merger Fever: Managing Acquisition

5. Do You Like Singing the Company Song? Corporate Culture

6. A Cultural Tower of Babel: Managing Across Borders

7. Are You Sure You Want to Work Abroad? International Assignments

8. Do You Have the Right Stuff? The Making of a Global Leader

9. When the Future Is Now: Leadership for the Next Millennium

Part Two: Leaders and Individuals

10. Is Anatomy Really Destiny? Women as Leaders

11. Joining the Family Burlesque: Family Firms

12. Reaping the Whirlwind: Creativity at Work

13. CEOs Also Have the Blues: Succession and Retirement

14. Do Workaholics Have More Fun? Balancing Work and Pleasure

15. Dead Fish, Incorporated: Alexithymia in Organizations

16. Doing a Maxwell: The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

17. Why Work for a Genghis Khan? Identifying with the Aggressor

18. Leaders Who Go Off the Deep End: Narcissism and Hubris

19. Conclusion: In Praise of a Little Madness

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787901127
Author:
De Vries, Manfred Kets
Author:
Kets De Vries, Manfred F. R.
Author:
Manfred, F. R.
Author:
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Author:
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DeVries, Kets
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Location:
San Francisco, Calif. :
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Business Life - Inspirational
Subject:
Industrial Management
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
organizational development
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
J-B US non-Franchise Leadership
Series Volume:
313
Publication Date:
September 1995
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
9.38x6.26x.97 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In short essays this collection captures the essence of the irrationalities that pervade organizations and compromise leaders. This book develops surprising ideas about how organizations tick, and why they, and the people within them, ultimately succeed or fail.
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