Down the Rabbit Hole of Leadership with Manfred Kets de Vries

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In the previous book in this series, our guest observed the experiences of leaders on a rollercoaster ride through their professional and personal lives. Now, he follows them down the rabbit hole into the unknown, where, like Lewis Carroll’s Alice, they find a dystopian Wonderland in which everyone seems to have gone mad and life functions according to its own crazy logic, throwing up all kinds of obstacles in the search for truth. The first part of this book looks at the psychodynamics of leadership in both a business and a political context. The second focuses on the psychopathology of everyday life in organizations and the seemingly endless ways people can make a mess of things – including mega pay packages, acting out, digital addiction and other dysfunctional behaviour patterns. Each chapter ends with a brief anecdote to illustrate the dilemma it presents. In short, sharp nuggets, our guest helps make sense of how the madness of the present has affected leadership in organizations and the workplace. It’s a great honour to welcome one of the world’s renowned authorities on leadership and a prolific author, we welcome the author of Down the Rabbit Hole of Leadership: Leadership Pathology in Everyday Life Manfred Kets de Vries welcome.

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