The Leadership Mystique: A User's Manual for the Human Enterprise
Manfred Kets de Vries
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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 easy solutions. In fact, the more we learn the more it seems there is to learn. In The Leadership Mystique, management and psychology guru Manfred Kets de Vries unpicks the many layers of complexity that underlie effective leadership, and gets to the heart of the day-to-day behavior of leading people in the human enterprise.
"Your business can have all the advantages in the world; strong finiancial resources, enviable market position, and state-of-the-art technology, but if leadership fails, all of these advantages melt away."
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About the Author
Manfred Kets de Vries is one of Europe's leading management thinkers and an experienced author, co-author, or editor of 17 books. He holds chair and Directorship positions at INSEAD. He also holds professorships at McGill University, the École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Montreal, and the Harvard Business School and has lectured at management institutions around the world.
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Leadership's Anatomy December 25, 2006
Reviewer: Rami Rajab from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Manfred Kets de Vries goes all the way into an anatomical course on major diseases affecting Corporate Machines. His metriculous and to the point exposure of the various symptoms hitting/affecting modern corporations and the various diagnosis tools attached make this book a must read at all Corporate levels. The study and exposure of the emotional and behavioural factors influencing Leadership. Talent and Leadership development is a Major Goal at Sorin Group and we are always seeking excellence through following the best in class standards in mamnagement, and this book is a good guideline to benefit from.
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