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Leadership Mystique A User's Manual for the Human Enterprise

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ISBN-10: 0273656201

ISBN-13: 9780273656203

Edition: 2001

Authors: Manfred Kets De Vries

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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. 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.…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 8/29/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Leadership in a dissonant voice: Using the prism of the clinical paradigm
Introducing key issues
The centrality of the clinical paradigm
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
The mussel syndrome
Corporate consequences of the mussel syndrome
The changing organizational paradigm
Companies that endure
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
The dynamics of succession
Midlife dilemmas
The life-cycle of a CEO
Generational envy
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
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
Achieving personal and organizational change
The process of change
The dynamics of individual change
The dynamics of organizational transformation
Leadership strategies for implementing change
Characteristics of effective leadership
Leaderbabble: An everyman's guide to leadership
Leadership models
Leadership in a global context
The wheel of culture
Identifying global leadership abilities
Global leadership development
Roles leaders play
Leadership versus management
The dual roles of leadership
Leadership development
Selection problems
Developmental tasks
Leadership in the "digital age"
Authentizotic organizations
The best companies to work for
The "healthy" individual
Characteristics of the "authentizotic" organization
The gender question
Concluding comments
The fool as necessary truth teller
Final thoughts on leadership
Suggested further reading
Index
List of Tables
Summary of the five dominant constellations
List of Figures
Styles of thinking
Organizational processes
The organizational vicious circle: "neurotic" organizations
The five C's of the individual change process
The interwoven forces of personal change
The organizational "mourning" process
Steps in the organizational change process
The leadership domain
Superior-subordinate power relationships
Dimensions of leadership style
The circle of competencies
The wheel of culture
Global leadership development
Leadership/management matrix