The Leadership Mystique: A User's Manual for the Human Enterprise / Edition 1

The Leadership Mystique: A User's Manual for the Human Enterprise / Edition 1

by Manfred Kets De Vries
     
 

ISBN-10: 0273656201

ISBN-13: 9780273656203

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson FT Press

"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

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"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 easy solutions. In fact, the more we learn the more it seems there is to learn. InThe 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780273656203
Publisher:
Pearson FT Press
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.78(d)

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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