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Reflections on Groups and Organizations On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries

ISBN-10: 047074247X

ISBN-13: 9780470742471

Edition: 2011

Authors: Manfred Kets de Vries

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Reflections on Organizations is the third of the three books in the Manfred kets de Vries on the Couch series.The third book in this series broadens Kets de Vries' canvas and examines concepts of organizational health, performance, and change. Material ranges from studies of high performance teams - based on time the author spent with the pygmies of central Africa - to the use of coaching techniques to improve personal and organizational functioning.Here kets de Vries looks at the interpersonal and group processes that determine how organizations work within specific contexts, including family firms. It includes studies on dysfunctional leader-follower relationships, downsizing, and organizational transformation. Kets de Vries introduces his concept of the "authentizotic" organization - a pleasant, healthy, well-functioning workplace.
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/7/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 358
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Manfred Kets de Vries brings a much-needed fresh perspective to the subjects of leadership and change, drawing on his knowledge of economics, management, psychology and psychoanalysis. He is Clinical Professor of Leadership at INSEAD where he holds the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chair of Leadership Development. He has also held professorships at McGill University, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Montreal and Harvard Business School, and has lectured at management institutions all over the world. He is the author, co-author, or editor of m ore than 30 books including The Leader on the Couch and Family Business on the Couch, and over 300 articles and papers. In November 2008, Manfred Kets de Vries was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Leadership Association in Los Angeles. He and six others were inducted into the leadership legacy project as "founding professionals of the development of leadership as a field and as a discipline." Previously, in 2005, he was the first non-American recipient of the ILA Leadership Award for his 'Contributions to the Classroom and to the boardroom." The Financial Times, Le Capital, Wirtschaftwoche and The Economist have also judged him one of the world's leading thinkers on leadership.

Introduction
About This Book
Acknowledgements
Interpersonal and Group Processes
Introduction
Folie � Deux: Acting Out Your Superior's Fantasies
Group Dynamics
High Performance Teams: Lessons From the Pygmies
The People Dimension in Organizations
Introduction
The Question of Organizational Culture
Personality, Culture and Organizations
The Downside of Downsizing
Beyond the Quick Fix: The Psychodynamics of Organizational Transformation and Change
The Dynamics of Family Controlled Firms
Changing People and Organizations
Introduction
Leadership Coaching for Organizational Transformation
Can Leaders Change? Yes, but Only if They Want To
The Many Colors of Success: What Do Executives Want Out of Life?
Coaching to Stardom: How to Identify and Develop Top Performers
Conclusion: Creating Authentizotic Organizations
References
Index