The Leadership Mystique

Series
Financial Times
Author
Manfred Kets de Vries  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
304
Pub.-date
July 2006
ISBN13
9781405840194
ISBN
1405840196
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"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

 

What makes a great leader? Have you got what it takes? And how can you improve your leadership skills to get the most out of yourself, the people you manage and your business? In this new edition of The Leadership Mystique, acclaimed management guru Manfred Kets de Vries answers these questions and more in his inimitable and engaging style, backed up by years of experience in consulting, leadership and clinical psychology.

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

Back Cover

"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

 

"This book is a real gem. The author writes with flair and precision.... I recommend this book very highly. It is clear, timely and accessible. De Vries is a master of the elusive topic of leadership. For the busy manager and consultant, it is a valuable balance to a growing library that merely idealizes and idolizes leadership." HR Monthly, Australia

 

"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

 

What makes a great leader? Have you got what it takes? And how can you improve your leadership skills to get the most out of yourself, the people you manage and your business? In this new edition of The Leadership Mystique, acclaimed management guru Manfred Kets de Vries answers these questions and more in his inimitable and engaging style, backed up by years of experience in consulting, leadership and clinical psychology.

Author

Manfred Kets De Vries holds the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chair of Human Resource Management at INSEAD, is program director of INSEAD's top management program, "The Challenge of Leadership: Developing Your Emotional Intelligence", and is also co-program director of INSEAD/HEC joint program "Coaching and Consulting for Change."
The Financial Times, Le Capital, Wirtschaftswoche, and The Economist have called Manfred Kets de Vries one of Europe's leading management thinkers.
Kets de Vries is the author, co-author, or editor of 17 books, including Power and the Corporate Mind, Organizations on the Couch , Leaders, Fools and Impostors , the prize-winning Life and Death in the Executive Fast Lane (1995) (the Critics' Choice Award 1995-96), and The New Global Leaders: Percy Barnevik, Richard Branson, and David Simon (1999, with Elizabeth Florent).

Reader Review(s)

"This is an intriguing and stimulating book, full of quizzes and self-assessments, all of which can uncover what you really feel about management and how you do it."

Sidney Callis, Business Executive