Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries

INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

Clinical Professor of Leadership Development

Fontainebleau Cedex, F-77305

France

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1.

Psychodynamic Approach

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2014/45/EFE
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Jun 2014
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries and Alicia Cheak
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise and Independent
Downloads 8,944 (1,263)
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Psychodynamic Approach, Clinical Paradigm, Effective Leadership, Case Study, Self-Assessment

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Organizational Culture, Leadership, Change, and Stress

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2009/10/EFE/IGLC
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2011
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, Laura Guillen and Konstantin Korotov
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, ESMT European School of Management and Technology and ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Downloads 3,256 (6,977)
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Leadership, Organizational Change, Stress, Organizational Culture

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Developing Leaders and Leadership Development

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2010/77/EFE/IGLC
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 29 Sep 2010
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries and Konstantin Korotov
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise and ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Downloads 2,353 (11,654)
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Leader and Leadership Development, Distributed Leadership, Network Building, Boundaryless Organizations, Talent Management, Corporate Universities

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Are You a Victim of the Victim Syndrome?

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2012/70/EFE
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Jul 2012
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 2,051 (14,517)
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victim syndrome, rescuers, masochistic, passive-aggressive, self-defeating behavior, blame game, secondary gain

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The Psychopath in the C Suite: Redifining the SOB

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2012/119/EFE
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Nov 2012
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 1,395 (26,256)
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SOB Executive, Psychopath "lite", Sociopath, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Toxic Leadership, Narcissism, Neurotic Organization, Clinical Paradigm Temporary Abstract

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Doing Nothing and Nothing to Do: The Hidden Value of Empty Time and Boredom

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2014/37/EFE
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 07 May 2014
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 1,154 (34,595)

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Busyness, Laziness, Boredom, Manic Defense, Stress, Incubation, Reflection, Left-right Brain Activity, Creativity

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Transformational Leadership Development Programs: Creating Long-Term Sustainable Change

SAGE HANDBOOK ON TEACHING LEADERSHIP, S. Snook, N. Nohria, and R. Khurana, eds., Forthcoming, INSEAD Working Paper No. 2010/72/EFE/IGLC
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Sep 2010
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries and Konstantin Korotov
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise and ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Downloads 1,151 (34,767)

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Group Work, 360-degree Assessments, Emotional Intelligence, Reflective Space, Leadership Development, Transformation, Motivational Need Systems, Clinical Paradigm

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Sustainable Effectiveness of a Transformational Leadership Development Program: An Exploratory Study

INSEAD Business School Research Paper No. 2009/34/EFE/IGLC
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2009
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Independent, Université Paris X Nanterre, ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Independent and ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Downloads 1,034 (40,461)
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Transformational Leadership, Leadership Development Program, Group Coaching, 360-degree Assessment, Outcome Study, Global Executive Leadership Inventory

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Development and Application of the Leadership Archetype Questionnaire

INSEAD Business School Research Paper No. 2009/15/EFE/IGLC
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 11 May 2010
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, Pierre Vrignaud, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy and Anupam Agrawal
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Université Paris X Nanterre, Independent and Texas A&M University
Downloads 850 (53,222)
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Leadership archetype, leadership behavior, character, team, executive role configuration, leadership archetype questionnaire, 360-degree survey instrument

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Insead Global Leadership Centre - 360-Degree Feedback Instruments: An Overview

INSEAD Business School Research Paper No. 2007/01/EFE
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Nov 2007
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Université Paris X Nanterre, Independent and ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Downloads 811 (56,647)
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The Greed Syndrome

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2016/26/EFE
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Apr 2016
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 802 (57,482)

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Do you Really Want to Become a Billionaire? A Look Inside the Inner Theatre of the Super-rich

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2021/30/EFE
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 01 Jun 2021
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 696 (69,279)
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Billionaire, Super-rich, Money Symbolism, The Big Five Psychology Model, Inner Theatre, Dark Dyad, Children, Philanthropy

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Leadership Coaching and the Rescuer Syndrome: How to Manage Both Sides of the Couch

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2010/104/EFE/IGLC
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Dec 2010
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 695 (69,972)
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Rescuer Syndrome, Co-dependency, Coach-coachee Relationships, Disease to Please, Addiction, Saying "No", Rescuer Burnout, Constructive Rescuer, Transference-countertransference Reactions

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The Art of Forgiveness: Differentiating Transformational Leaders

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2013/52/EFE
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Apr 2013
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 599 (83,765)
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Forgiving, Leadership, Lex Talionis, Forgiving Personality, Stages of Forgiving, Psychodynamic, Authentizotic Organization, Psychotherapy

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Understanding Human Stupidity in a Post-truth Area

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2023/49/EFE
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Aug 2023
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 591 (85,427)

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Stupidity, Pseudo-stupidity, Foolishness, Contagion, Stubbornness, Narcissism, Evolutionary Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Bias, Neuroscience, Group Dynamics, Leadership, Satire, Paradoxical Intervention, Education, Self-knowledge

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Vision Without Action is a Hallucination: Group Coaching and Strategy Implementation

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2014/41/EFE
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 May 2014
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 575 (88,291)
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Group Coaching, Strategy Implementation, Execution, Psychodynamics

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Doing a Madoff: The Psychology of White-collar Criminals

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2021/55/EFE
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 30 Sep 2021
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 551 (93,170)

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White-collar Crime, Fraud Triangle, Personality, Narcissism, Psychopathy, Antisocial, Rationalization, Greed Factor, Low Self-control, Thrill-seeking Personality, Neuro-criminology, Whistleblowers, Business Schools

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Death and the Executive: Encounters with the 'Stealth' Motivator

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2014/11/EFE
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Feb 2014
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 540 (95,546)
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Death Anxiety, Motivation, Stealth Motivator, Narcissistic Injury, Immortality Strategies, Manic Defense, Succession Issues, Edifice Complex

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The Many Colors of Success: What Do Executives Want Out of Life?

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2009/19/EFE/IGLC
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Apr 2009
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
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Success, Career Dynamics, Executive, Wealth, Intrinsic & External Validation, Faust Syndrome

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The Shaman, the Therapist, and the Coach

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2014/54/EFE
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 01 Oct 2014
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
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Shamanism, Psychotherapy, Coaching, Depth Psychology, Collective Unconscious, Archetypes, Mystical Experiences, the Sacred, Active Imagination, Visualizing, Journey

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Psychodynamic Issues in Organizational Leadership

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Nov 2015
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy and Konstantin Korotov
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Independent and ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Downloads 521 (99,812)
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psychodynamic-systemic, psychology of leadership, OD

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The Group Coaching Conundrum

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2012/53/EFE
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 May 2012
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 463 (115,150)

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Coach, Group Coaching, Clinical Paradigm, Plato's Cave, Tipping Points, Transitional Space, Inner Journey

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Coaching Challenging Executives

Mastering Executive Coaching (2018), Jonathan Passmore and Bryan Underhill, (Eds.) Routledge, INSEAD Working Paper No. 2018/01/EFE
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 10 Jan 2018
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries and Caroline Rook
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise and University of Reading - Henley Business School
Downloads 457 (116,914)
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Executive Coaching, Narcissistic, Bipolar, Psychopathic and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality

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The 'Authentizotic' Organization: Creating Best Places to Work

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2018/16/EFE
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Apr 2018
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 399 (136,857)

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Authentizotic, Trust, Team Culture, Fair Process, Value-Based Leadership, Sense of Community, Fun, Having a Voice, Learning Organization, Life Balance, Utopia, Best Place to Work Checklist

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The Proof is in the Pudding: An Integrative, Psychodynamic Approach to Evaluating a Leadership Development Program

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Jun 2008
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Independent, affiliation not provided to SSRN and ESMT European School of Management and Technology
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Transitional Leadership Development, Evaluation of Leadership Development Programs, Psychodynamic Orientation to Leadership Development

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You and Your Technostress: Relating Personality Dimensions to ICT-Related Stress

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2016/31/EFE
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 May 2016
Pawel Korzynski, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy and Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
Kozminski University, Independent and INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 393 (139,263)

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Technostress, Personality Assessment, Information and Communication Technologies

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The Golden Larva Syndrome: Moving from Self-Sabotage to Self-Actualization

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2023/19/EFE
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Apr 2023
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 377 (147,238)

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Golden Larva Syndrome, Self-actualization, Self-sabotage, Fear of Failure, Fear of Success, Imposterism, Peter Panism, Dysfunctionality, Developmental Trajectory, Perfectionism, Coaching, Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic, Reframing, Visioning, Exposure Therapy

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Stress in Executives: Discussing the 'Undiscussable'

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2016/74/EFE
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Oct 2016
Caroline Rook, Thomas Hellwig, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy and Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
University of Reading - Henley Business School, Independent, Independent and INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 372 (148,098)

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Executive Stress, Psychodynamic Lens, Executive Coaching, Taboo

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The Happiness Conundrum

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2016/11/EFE
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 Mar 2016
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 332 (167,673)
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Happiness, Hedonic treadmill, Set point of Happiness, Synthesized Happiness, World Happiness Report, Mental Health, Materialism, Social Comparisons, Workplace

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I Won’t, Therefore I Am: Being Stubborn

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2018/42/EFE
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Sep 2018
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
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Stubbornness, Persistence, Leadership, Confirmation Bias, Closed Mindedness, Cognitive Complexity, Resistance to Change, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Weltanschauung

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Fairy Tales for Executives: Story Telling as a Catalyst for Change

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2015/22/EFE
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Mar 2015
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 315 (177,264)
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Fairy Tale, Story Telling, The Heroes’ Journey, Psychotherapy, Dreams, Symbolism, Change, The Darker Side of Leadership

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The Attachment Imperative: The Kiss of the Hedgehog

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2013/51/EFE
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Apr 2013
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 314 (177,851)

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Secure, Anxious-ambivalent, Fearful Avoidant, Dismissive Avoidant, Coaching, Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic

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Action and Reflection: The Emotional Dance between Consultant and Client

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2009/21/EFE/IGLC
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 22 Apr 2009
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 303 (184,679)
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Consulting, Interpersonal Encounter, Transference, Countertransference, Projection, Listening with the Third Ear, Subliminal Perception, Action Trap

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Living in a Psychotic Age

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2022/50/EFE
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Nov 2022
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 273 (205,706)

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Mass Psychosis, Psychic Epidemic, Groupthink, Social Pressure, Delusions, Conspiracies, Reality Testing, Primitive Defences, Regression, Demagogue Leaders, Totalitarian, Narcissism, Mirroring and Idealizing Transference, Mass Media, Civic Culture, Education

35.

Dream Journeys: New Territory for Executive Coaching

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2014/14/EFE
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Feb 2014
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 265 (211,930)
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Sleeping, Dreaming, Leadership Coaching, REM Sleep, Psychodynamics, Unconscious Processes, Creativity, Problem Solving

36.

Living in the 'I' World

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2018/56/EFE
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 13 Dec 2018
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 259 (216,810)

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Gemeinschaft, Gesellschaft, “I” Society, Collectivism, Individualism, Narcissism, Self-esteem movement, Social media, Millennials

37.

The Psychology of Evil: Reality and Imagination

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2021/47/EFE
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Sep 2021
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 255 (220,196)

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Evil, Developmental, Neurological, Evolutionary, Psychopathy Gene, Dark Dyad, Narcissism, Psychopathy, Bystander, Milgram and Zimbardo Experiments, Obedience to Authority, Compassion and Empathy

38.

Coaching's 'Good Hour': Creating Tipping Points

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2011/94/EFE
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 253 (221,905)

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Tipping Point, Regression in the Service of the Ego, Transference Cure, Amygdala, Corrective Emotional Experience, Cognitive, Emotive, and Defensive Reframing, "Aha!" Moment

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The Influencers’ World of ‘Make-Believe’

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2023/21/EFE
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 01 May 2023
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 247 (227,219)

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Influencer, Followers, Expert Power, Pseudo-intimacy, False Self, Trust, Information Overload, the Sheeple Effect, Illusion of Control, the Reciprocity Factor, the Attractiveness Bias, the Halo Effect, Social Media, Mental Health

40.

The Cult of the CEO: The ‘Above Average’ Effect

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2017/74/EFE
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 Nov 2017
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 230 (243,496)

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CEOs, Compensation, CEO to Worker Pay Ratio, Above Average Effect, Greed, Human Motivation, Social Contract

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Get Back in the Sandbox: Teaching CEOs How to Play

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2012/125/EFE
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 04 Dec 2012
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 217 (257,301)

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Play, Flow, Creativity, Transitional Object, Transitional Space, Organizational Play Therapy, Educational Play

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Trump: A Tragi-Comedy

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2018/22/EFE
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 11 Jun 2018
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 215 (259,514)
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Dysfunctional Leadership, “Great Man”, Obsequiousness, Flattery, Social Defenses, Groupthink, Faulty Decision-Making

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Reaching Stardom: How to Identify and Develop Top Performers

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2010/75/EFE/IGLC
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 23 Sep 2010
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
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Destructive and Transformational Leadership in Africa

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2016/45/EFE
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Jul 2016
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, Jennifer Sexton and B. Parker Ellen
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, West Virginia University and Northeastern University
Downloads 208 (267,640)
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Destructive Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Narcissism

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Down the Rabbit Hole of Shame

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2017/72/EFE
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Nov 2017
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 192 (287,796)

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Shame, Guilt, Sense of Inferiority, Embarrassment, Shyness, Rage, Psychopathology, Alienation, Coping, Self-Compassion

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A Tale of Two Organizations: Creating the Authentizotic Organization

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2017/64/EFE
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 02 Oct 2017
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 187 (294,726)

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Authentizotic organization, best place to work, clinical paradigm, trust, multi-party feedback systems, transitional space, narrative

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The Sexual 'Cloud' in the Executive Suite

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2015/38/EFE
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 May 2015
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
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Sexual Desire, the Selfish Gene Effect, Gender Stereotyping, Women Discrimination, Women-Friendly Organization, Androgynous

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The Bivalent Leadership Style

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2015/20/EFE
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 03 Mar 2015
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
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Bivalent Leadership Style, Splitting, Binary Thinking, Defense Mechanism, Contagious Behavior, Tolerating Ambiguity, Transference, Counter-transference

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People-Friendly Organizations: Why We Need an Alternative Default Model

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2010/95/EFE/IGLC
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Nov 2010
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries and Elisabet Engellau
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Male, Female, Biology, Nature and Nurture, Social Constructivism, Hormonal Influences, Mother-child Relationships, Testosterone, Oxytocin, Tender-mindedness, Implicit Association Test, Symbolism, Psychodynamic Theories, People-friendly Organization

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Catching the Thief of Time: The Perils of Procrastination

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2021/56/EFE
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 01 Oct 2021
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 164 (330,582)

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Procrastination, Self-regulation, Self-harm, Mental Health, Depression, Fear of Failure, Need for Perfection, Harsh Superego, Reframing, Self-compassion, Helping Professional

51.

How Leaders Get the Worst Out of People: The Threat of Hate-based Populism

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2020/60/EFE
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2021
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 163 (332,353)
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Hatred, Anger, Contempt, Envy, Splitting, Scapegoating, Projection, Interpersonal, Intergroup, Ingroup, Outgroup, Contagion, Ideology, Dehumanization, Social Networking, Populist Leader, Demagogue

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Old Age is No Place for Sissies

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2015/35/EFE
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Apr 2015
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
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Aging, Life Extension, Life Cycle, Functional Immaturity, Extreme Old Age

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Let’s Install Leaders for Life! Why Get Hung up on Democracy? A Modest, “Swiftian” Proposal

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2020/37/EFE
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 15 Aug 2020
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 135 (387,114)

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Leaders-for-life, Narcissism, Abuse of Power, Autocracy, Democracy, Corruption, Kleptocracy, Economic Decline, Social Unrest, Terror

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Feeling Wronged: Victimization as a Way of Life

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2023/03/EFE
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 31 Jan 2023
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 122 (418,437)

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victimhood, feeling wronged: demagogue leaders, chosen trauma, defense mechanisms, secondary gain, forgiveness, empathy, kindness, gratitude, attachment behavior, remembrance, reconciliation

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Exploring the Russian Leadership Mystique: A Plea for Change

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2018/53/EFE
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Nov 2018
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 121 (420,936)

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Leadership Style, Communism, Despotism, Materialism, Bureaupathology, Oblomovism, Corruption, “Managed Democracy”, Educational Reform, Character, Moral compass, Ethics, Authoritative Leadership, Management Education, Entrepreneurship

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Are You a Sheeple?

INSEAD Working Paper 2022/48/EFE
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 11 Oct 2022 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2022
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 113 (443,002)

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Sheeple, Herding Behaviour, Evolution, Amygdala, Groupthink, Collective Madness, Social Contagion, Demagogue Leaders, Snake Oil Salesmen, Propaganda, Regression, Developmental, Nature-nurture

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The Rise and Fall of a Flawed Leader: The Little Drum Boy

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2020/54/EFE
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 29 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2021
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 110 (451,983)

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Donald Trump, Toxic Leaders, Personality Development, Family Dynamics, Attachment, Narcissism, Paranoia, Psychopathy, Authoritarianism, Populism, Cult Behavior, Irrationality

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The Narcissistic Trainwreck

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2023/51/EFE
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 Sep 2023
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 105 (467,367)

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Narcissus, Constructive and Destructive Narcissism, Mirroring, The Double, The Shadow, Idealizing and Mirroring Transference, Echoists, Social Media, Alienation

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The Triumph of Hope over Experience: Ten Lessons to Create Better Partner Relationships

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2021/13/EFE
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Mar 2021
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 102 (477,124)

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Partner Relationships, Sexual Attraction, Group Pressure, Loneliness, Unconscious Collusion, Co-dependency, Repetition Compulsion, Emotional Container, Mutual Respect, Trust, Forgiveness, Communication, Room with a View, Growth and Development

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Are you a Prisoner of Optical Illusions? The Enigma of Transference

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2018/44/EFE
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 25 Sep 2018
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries and Katharina Balazs
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise and ESCP Europe
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Transference, Optical Illusion, Mental and Emotional Schemata, Judgement Error, Unconscious, Workplace Relationships

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What Happened to Prince or Princess Charming? The Enigma of Partner Choice

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2018/41/EFE
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 21 Sep 2018
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
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Partnership, Couples, Selection Criteria, Evolutionary Development, Attachment Behavior Patterns, Imprinting, Unconscious Behavior

62.

The Macabre Dance of Shame

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2021/27/EFE
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 28 May 2021
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 89 (521,265)

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Shame, Shame Proneness, Guilt, Evolutionary, Developmental, Neurological, Self-compassion

63.

In Praise of Dictators: A Swiftian Perspective

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2022/22/EFE, 2022
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Apr 2022
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 87 (528,613)

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Dictatorship, Autocracy, Democracy, Free Press, Free Speech, Independent Judiciary, Right to Demonstrate, Corruption, Terror, War, Genocide

64.

Do Dictatorships Deserve such a Bad Rap?

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2023/43/EFE
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Aug 2023
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 75 (577,040)

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Dictatorship, Democracy, Narcissism, Sheeples, Corruption, Nepotism, Terror, Scapegoating, Paranoia

65.

Putting Narcissus on the Couch

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2023/46/EFE
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 28 Aug 2023
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 67 (613,421)

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Narcissus, Human Development, Narcissistic Behavior, Arrested Development, Rape, Intergenerational Trauma, Helicopter Parenting, The Curse of Beauty, Separation/ Individuation

66.

Wrestling with Ambiguity: Koans as Agents of Change and their Application to the Helping Professions

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2020/26/EFE
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 Jun 2020
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
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Koan, koan practice, Zen, managing ambiguity, helping profession, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, coaching, negative capability, not-knowing, paradoxes

67.

Webs of Endless Possibility Life Lessons from the “Great Mother” as Told by a Black Widow and her ten Little Spiders

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2020/23/EFE
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 May 2020
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
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Black widow spider, male-female relationships, feminine mystique, leadership, Machiavellianism, meaning, the Great Mother

68.

Are You Prone to Hubris?

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2024/06/EFE
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 31 Jan 2024
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Downloads 34 (818,002)

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Hubris, Hubris Epidemic, Narcissism, Greek Mythology, Nemesis, Adjustment Disorder, Power

69.

In Praise of Boredom: A King’s Tale

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2024/08/EFE
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Feb 2024
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
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Boredom, Depression, Addictive Behavior, Philobath, Ocnophil, Thrill Seeking (Type T) Personality, Alexithymia, Evolutionary Considerations, Self-awareness, Self-knowledge, Helping Professional

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One is the Loneliest Number: Reflections on Feeling Alone

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2024/22/EFE
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Apr 2024
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
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Loneliness, Solitude, Evolutionary, Psychodynamic-systemic, Pandemic, Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft, Physical and Mental Health, Transient versus Chronic Loneliness, Interpersonal, Contextual, and Existential Loneliness, Action Steps

71.

Sex and the Executive: The Drama of Sexual Addiction

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2024/25/EFE
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Apr 2024
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
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Sexual Addiction, Hypersexuality, Relationship Disorder, Attachment Behavior, Sensuality versus Sexuality, Intimacy Disorder, Sexual Trauma, Treatment, Psychodynamic, Cognitive, Group Intervention, Sex Addicts Anonymous

72.

The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

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Firm performance, Management techniques, Management skills, Motivation, Autonomy, Behavior (individual), Psychological traits

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A-players or B-players?

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2019/13/EFE
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 01 Apr 2019
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
INSEAD - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
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A-players, B-players, C-players, Inner security, Self-esteem, Envy, Psychodynamics, Unconscious biases, Machiavellian, Hiring, Assessment, Safeguards