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The Leadership Mystique By Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

The Leadership Mystique
by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

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Leadership requires a very different behavior from the leadership tradition we are used to. It requires leaders who speak to the collective imagination of their people. This work aims to unpick the many layers of complexity that underlie effective leadership and get to the heart of the day-to-day behavior of leading people in the human enterprise.
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The Leadership Mystique: a user's manual for the human enterprise by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

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 Organizations are like automobiles. They don't run themselves, except downhill. 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. So, ask yourself what you're doing about the leadership factor. How do you execute your own leadership style? Whether you work on the shop floor or have a corner office on the top floor of a shimmering skyscraper, what have you done today to be more effective as a leader? There are no quick answers to leadership questions, and there are no eas

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The Leadership Mystique Reviews


"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 idealises and idolises leadership." "HR Monthly", Australia

About Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries


Manfred Kets de Vries is one of Europe's leading management thinkers and anexperienced author, co-author, or editor of 17 books. He holds chair and Directorship positions at INSEAD. He also holds professorships at McGill University, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Montreal, and the Harvard Business School and has lectured at management institutions around the world. "

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments Preface 1. Leadership in a Dissonant Voice 2. Emotional Intelligence in the World of Work 3. The Mussel Syndrome 4. The Failure Factor in Leadership 5. The Dynamics of Succession 6. The Dilbert Phenomenon 7. The Rot at the Top 8. Achieving Personal and Organizational Change 9. Characteristics of Effective Leadership 10. Leadership in a Global Context 11. Roles Leaders Play 12. Leadership Development 13. Authentizotic Organizations 14. Concluding Comments About the Author Suggested Further Reading

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GOR001708118
The Leadership Mystique: a user's manual for the human enterprise by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pearson Education Limited
2001-07-31
352
0273656201
9780273656203
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