Psychoanalysis and organizational life
First case: an entrepreneur
The clinical paradigm
About this book
PART I: LEADERS, FOOLS, AND IMPOSTORS
Playing the organizational fool
1. THE ENTREPRENEURIAL PERSONALITY
Entrepreneurship: views from other disciplines
Common psychological themes in the entrepreneurial personality
The effects of family dynamics
Case study: The entrepreneur’s story
Falling into extremes
The Medusa women
The meaning of work
Competition and self-defeating behavior
The symbolic nature of the enterprise
The process of change
The entrepreneurial life cycle
Working effectively with entrepreneurs
2. THE HYPOMANIC PERSONALITY.
The Dionysian quality of charismatic leadership
Case study: Hypomania in action
Elation and its vicissitudes
Managing a hypomanic
Hypomania in the workplace
The plus side for organizations
3. THE ALEXITHYMIC PERSONALITY.
The ‘dead fish’ syndrome
Alexithymia as a communication disorder
Where do the origins of alexithymia lie?
Degrees of alexithymia
Alexithymics in the workplace
The Alexithymic CEO
Working with an alexithymic manager
Managing an alexithymic
Searching for solutions
4. THE IMPOSTOR SYNDROME.
What makes an impostor?
The creative artist as impostor
The impostor as national leader
The impostor: a character sketch
Case study: The impostor as entrepreneu
5. NEUROTIC IMPOSTORS: FEELING LIKE A FAKE.
What creates imposturous feelings?
The neurotic impostor in the workplace
How the fear can become a reality
How neurotic impostors can impact on businesses
6. THE ORGANIZATIONAL FOOL: BALANCING A LEADER’S HUBRIS.
The role of the fool
The fool as cultural hero
The benefits of humor
What makes a fool?
The organizational fool
The value of the fool
PART II: THE PATHOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP
7. PRISONERS OF LEADERSHIP
Externalizing inner conflicts
The search for authority
Regressive group processes
Distance and aggression in leaders
Managing leaders’ behavior in organizations
8. THE SPIRIT OF DESPOTISM: UNDERSTANDING THE TYRANT WITHIN.
Setting the scene for tyranny
What motivates tyrants?
How tyrannies operate
How despotic regimes are maintained
The despot’s toolbox
The economic costs of tyranny
The need for democracy
The dangers of power
Why despotism must be fought
The International Criminal Court
9. LEADERSHIP BY TERROR: FINDING SHAKA ZULU IN THE ATTIC.
The life and death of an absolute despot
Deconstructing the despot’s inner theater
The colluding mind
A tyranny of self-deception
Leaders and followers
PART III: TRANSFORMING LEADERSHIP
10. ‘DOING AN ALEXANDER’: LESSONS ON LEADERSHIP BY A MASTER CONQUEROR
The life of Alexander
Lessons in leadership … la Alexander
11. LEADERS WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
The effects of leaders on their organizations
Different leaders, same results
The architectural aspect of leadership
The charismatic role of leaders
12. REAPING THE WHIRLWIND: MANAGING CREATIVE PEOPLE.
Characteristics of creative people
Playing in a transitional world
Two roads to creativity
Watching for the danger signs
PART IV: LEADERSHIP IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT.
13. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GLOBAL LEADER WITHIN THE MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION.
A case study in internationalization
Forms of global organizations
Qualities needed in global leaders
Training, transfer, teamwork, and travel
A framework for analyzing the development of the global leader
14. IN SEARCH OF THE NEW EUROPEAN BUSINESS LEADER.
The challenge of diversity
Internal and external competition
Is a single model possible?
A middle path
Dealing with change
The making of the European leader
Leadership in Europe and beyond
15. LESSONS FROM THE ‘WILD EAST’: RUSSIAN CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP.
The Russian character
Contextual factors in the formation of the Russian character
Russia’s transition: from cooperatives to capitalism
New leaders and new followers
Eight leadership lessons
Challenges for global Russian business leaders
The end of the beginning
CONCLUSION: CREATING HIGH-COMMITMENT ORGANIZATIONS.
The inevitable march of globalization
Meta-values for great companies
Motivational need systems
Leaders and meta-value creation