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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Scholarly Papers (47)

1.

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
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Leadership, Organizational Change, Stress, Organizational Culture

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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 1,359 (13,467)
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Psychodynamic Approach, Clinical Paradigm, Effective Leadership, Case Study, Self-Assessment

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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 1,034 (20,391)

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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
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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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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 925 (24,043)
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Leader and Leadership Development, Distributed Leadership, Network Building, Boundaryless Organizations, Talent Management, Corporate Universities

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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 871 (26,221)
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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 759 (31,756)
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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
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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
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Group Work, 360-degree Assessments, Emotional Intelligence, Reflective Space, Leadership Development, Transformation, Motivational Need Systems, Clinical Paradigm

10.

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 454 (62,041)

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

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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 411 (69,962)
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Rescuer Syndrome, Co-dependency, Coach-coachee Relationships, Disease to Please, Addiction, Saying "No", Rescuer Burnout, Constructive Rescuer, Transference-countertransference Reactions

12.

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

13.

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 308 (97,281)

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

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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 300 (100,045)
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Forgiving, Leadership, Lex Talionis, Forgiving Personality, Stages of Forgiving, Psychodynamic, Authentizotic Organization, Psychotherapy

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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

16.

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 270 (112,040)

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psychodynamic-systemic, psychology of leadership, OD

17.

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

18.

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 242 (125,445)
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Group Coaching, Strategy Implementation, Execution, Psychodynamics

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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 240 (126,527)
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Death Anxiety, Motivation, Stealth Motivator, Narcissistic Injury, Immortality Strategies, Manic Defense, Succession Issues, Edifice Complex

20.

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 227 (133,675)

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Technostress, Personality Assessment, Information and Communication Technologies

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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 210 (144,013)
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Consulting, Interpersonal Encounter, Transference, Countertransference, Projection, Listening with the Third Ear, Subliminal Perception, Action Trap

22.

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 200 (150,724)
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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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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 197 (152,881)

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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

24.

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 192 (156,627)
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Sleeping, Dreaming, Leadership Coaching, REM Sleep, Psychodynamics, Unconscious Processes, Creativity, Problem Solving

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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 190 (158,111)

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Fairy Tale, Story Telling, The Heroes’ Journey, Psychotherapy, Dreams, Symbolism, Change, The Darker Side of Leadership

26.

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 186 (161,185)

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

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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 183 (163,598)

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Executive Coaching, Narcissistic, Bipolar, Psychopathic and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality

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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 173 (172,008)

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Executive Stress, Psychodynamic Lens, Executive Coaching, Taboo

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

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

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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

35.

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
Downloads 121 (230,160)

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Bivalent Leadership Style, Splitting, Binary Thinking, Defense Mechanism, Contagious Behavior, Tolerating Ambiguity, Transference, Counter-transference

36.

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
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Destructive Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Narcissism

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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
Downloads 116 (237,468)
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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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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 108 (249,814)

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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

39.

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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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 91 (279,978)

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

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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 80 (303,145)

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Dysfunctional Leadership, “Great Man”, Obsequiousness, Flattery, Social Defenses, Groupthink, Faulty Decision-Making

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

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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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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
Downloads 43 (410,477)

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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
Downloads 33 (450,622)

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Partnership, Couples, Selection Criteria, Evolutionary Development, Attachment Behavior Patterns, Imprinting, Unconscious Behavior

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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 29 (469,260)

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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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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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Total Downloads: 3
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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