Life and Death in the Executive Fast Lane: Essays on Irrational Organizations and Their Leaders

Life and Death in the Executive Fast Lane: Essays on Irrational Organizations and Their Leaders

by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, F. R. Manfred, Kets DeVries

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787901127
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/12/1995
Series: J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series , #171
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

MANFRED F. R. KETS DE VRIES holds the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chair of Human Resource Management at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fountainebleau, France. He has previously held a professorship at Harvard Business School and is the author of several books including Leaders, Fools, and Imposters (Jossey-Bass, 1993).

Table of Contents

Part One: Leaders and the Organization
1. If I'm the Leader, Will Anyone Follow? A Definition ofLeadership
2. Welcome to the Snake Pit: The New CEO
3. Boiled Frogs and Dancing Elephants: Change and Downsizing
4. Merger Fever: Managing Acquisition
5. Do You Like Singing the Company Song? Corporate Culture
6. A Cultural Tower of Babel: Managing Across Borders
7. Are You Sure You Want to Work Abroad? InternationalAssignments
8. Do You Have the Right Stuff? The Making of a Global Leader
9. When the Future Is Now: Leadership for the Next Millennium
Part Two: Leaders and Individuals
10. Is Anatomy Really Destiny? Women as Leaders
11. Joining the Family Burlesque: Family Firms
12. Reaping the Whirlwind: Creativity at Work
13. CEOs Also Have the Blues: Succession and Retirement
14. Do Workaholics Have More Fun? Balancing Work and Pleasure
15. Dead Fish, Incorporated: Alexithymia in Organizations
16. Doing a Maxwell: The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship
17. Why Work for a Genghis Khan? Identifying with theAggressor
18. Leaders Who Go Off the Deep End: Narcissism and Hubris
19. Conclusion: In Praise of a Little Madness

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