Are Leaders Born or Are They Made?: The Case of Alexander the Great [NOOK Book]

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Exploring themes including the imagery of his inner theatre, the nature of his personal relationships, including that of his rivalry with his father and twinship, his narcissism and megalomaniacal behaviour, his paranoid tendencies, but above all, his peerless leadership abilities, this volume examines both what makes for effective leadership and where it can all go wrong.
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Are Leaders Born or Are They Made?: The Case of Alexander the Great

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Overview

Exploring themes including the imagery of his inner theatre, the nature of his personal relationships, including that of his rivalry with his father and twinship, his narcissism and megalomaniacal behaviour, his paranoid tendencies, but above all, his peerless leadership abilities, this volume examines both what makes for effective leadership and where it can all go wrong.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780496061
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 4/21/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Manfred Kets de Vries brings a different view to the much-studied subjects of leadership and the dynamics of individual and organizational change. Kets de Vries scrutinizes the interface between international management, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and dynamic psychiatry. His specific areas of interest are leadership, career dynamics, executive stress, entrepreneurship, family business, succession planning, cross-cultural management, team building, coaching, and the dynamics of corporate transformation and change.
A clinical professor of leadership development, he holds the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chair of Leadership Development at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. Kets de Vries is the author, co-author, or editor of 20 books and he has published over 180 scientific papers as chapters in books and as articles in journals He is a regular writer for a number of magazines. Kets de Vries is also a consultant on organizational design/transformation and strategic human resource management to leading U.S., Canadian, European, African, and Asian companies.

Elisabet Engellau works as an independent consultant focusing on one-on-one executive coaching, leadership development, cross-cultural management and team building. Her professional activities are focused on the dynamics of corporate transformation and change. In her work with individuals and teams in major European and multi-national organizations such as Bain, CIBA, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HypoVereinsbank, Nokia, Vodafone, Standard Bank of South Africa, Unilever and The Cabinet Office, UK, she combines her long-term focus on creativity with a clinical approach to human resource management.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi
About the Authors xiii
Preface xvii
Introduction xxi
Part I Histiography
Chapter 1 Setting the stage 1
Chapter 2 Creating a war machine 11
Chapter 3 Family turmoil 17
Chapter 4 A strategic genius 23
Chapter 5 Administering an empire 37
Chapter 6 Striving for the "Endless Ocean" 43
Part II Leadership
Chapter 7 The management of meaning 53
Chapter 8 Entering the inner theatre of the king 61
Chapter 9 The aftermath 93
Chapter 10 Leadership lessons from Alexander the Great 97
Notes 103
References 105
Index 109
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