Reflections on Groups and Organizations

On the Couch With Manfred Kets de Vries
Wiley (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 13. Oktober 2011
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  • 358 Seiten
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Reflections on Groups and Organizations is the third andfinal book in the On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vriesseries.
Broadening the Kets De Vries canvas, this book examines conceptsof organizational health, performance, and change. Material rangesfrom studies of high performance teams - based on time theauthor spent with the pygmies of central Africa - to thestudy of organizational stars, to the use of coaching interventionsto improve personal and organizational functioning.
Kets de Vries looks at the interpersonal and group processesthat determine how organizations work within specific contexts,including family firms. He studies dysfunctional leader-followerrelationships, downsizing, and organizational transformation. Ketsde Vries also introduces his concept of the "authentizotic"organization - a pleasant, healthy, well-functioningworkplace.
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Manfred Kets de Vries brings a much-needed fresh perspectiveto the subjects of leadership and change, drawing on his knowledgeof economics, management, psychology and psychoanalysis.
He is Clinical Professor of Leadership at INSEAD where he holds theRaoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chair of Leadership Development.He is also a Visiting Distinguished Professor at the EuropeanSchool of Management and Technology, (ESMT), Berlin. In addition,he has held professorships at McGill University, the Ecole desHaute Etudes Commerciales in Montreal, and Harvard Business School,and has lectured at management institutions all over the world. Heis the author, co-author, or editor of more than 35 books,including The Leader on the Couch and Family Business onthe Couch, and over 300 articles and papers.
The Financial Times, Le Capital, Wirstschaftwoche, andThe Economist have judged Manfred Kets de Vries one of theworld's leading thinkers on leadership. In 2008, he washonored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the InternationalLeadership Association as a "founding professional of thedevelopment of leadership as a field and as a discipline."Previously, in 2005, he was the first non-American recipient of theILA Leadership Award for his "contributions to the classroom andthe boardroom." In 2010, the Dutch Psychoanalytic Institutepresented Manfred Kets de Vries with the Freud Memorial Award inacknowledgment of his exceptional work on the interface betweenpsychoanalysis and organizations.
Introduction ix
About This Book xix
Acknowledgements xxi
Introduction 2
Chapter 1 Folie à Deux: Acting Out Your Superior'sFantasies 5
Chapter 2 Group Dynamics 27
Chapter 3 High Performance Teams: Lessons From the Pygmies43
Introduction 66
Chapter 4 The Question of Organizational Culture 71
Chapter 5 Personality, Culture and Organizations 91
Chapter 6 The Downside of Downsizing 121
Chapter 7 Beyond the Quick Fix: The Psychodynamics ofOrganizational Transformation and Change 151
Chapter 8 The Dynamics of Family Controlled Firms 173
Introduction 192
Chapter 9 Leadership Coaching for Organizational Transformation197
Chapter 10 Can Leaders Change? Yes, but Only if They Want To225
Chapter 11 The Many Colors of Success: What Do Executives WantOut of Life? 259
Chapter 12 Coaching to Stardom: How to Identify and Develop TopPerformers 281
Conclusion: Creating Authentizotic Organizations303
References 313
Index 327

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