Leaders, Fools and Impostors: Essays on the Psychology of Leadership

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In this book of insightful essays, Kets de Vries explodes the myth that rationality is what governs the behavior of leaders and followers, and he provides a more realistic perspective on organizational functioning and the leader-follower relationship. The author shows that a great potential for distortion exists when leaders try to act out the fantasies of their followers, and explores the many psychological traps into which leaders frequently fall.

Citing examples from business, history, literature, the arts, and from his own psychoanalytic and management-consulting practise, the author identifies distinct leader types.

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These insightful essays explode the myth that rationality is what governs the behavior of leaders and followers, and provide a more realistic perspective on organizational functioning that takes into account the profound psychological force at work in the leader-follower relationship.Kets de Vries cites examples from business, history, literature, and arts to identify distinct leader types. Numerous case studies of both successful and failed leaders give consultants and managers the tools to detect and act on problems in leadership, offers organizational behaviorists a better understanding of the leader-follower dynamic, and gives leaders the means to transform themselves.

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MANFRED F. R. KETS DE VRIES is a practicing psychoanalyst and Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt professor of human resource management at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fountainbleau, France. He is the author of eight books on such topics as leadership, career dynamics, and organizational diagnosis and intervention. Kets de Vries has been an executive development consultant to major corporations in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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