Coach and Couch

The Psychology of Making Better Leaders

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
  • Konstantin Korotov
  • Elizabeth Florent-Treacy
  • Caroline Rook

Part of the INSEAD Business Press book series (IBP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Introduction: A Psychodynamic Approach to Leadership Development

    1. Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Konstantin Korotov, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy, Caroline Rook
      Pages 1-15
  3. Conceptual Frameworks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Konstantin Korotov
      Pages 19-28
  4. Coaching Program Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Konstantin Korotov
      Pages 67-85
  5. The Process of Coaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Erik van de Loo
      Pages 121-137
  6. Coaching in Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Stanislav Shekshnia
      Pages 155-175
    3. Randel S. Carlock
      Pages 176-194
  7. Contemporary Issues in Leadership Development and Coaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Ann Houston Kelley
      Pages 213-229
    3. Caroline Rook, Thomas Hellwig, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy
      Pages 230-240
    4. Manfred F. R. Kets De Vries, Caroline Rook, Elisabet Engellau
      Pages 241-252
    5. Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
      Pages 253-262
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 263-270

About this book


Professor Manfred Kets de Vries and his colleagues have helped thousands of executives to increase their effectiveness in dealing with colleagues and clients, and to refocus their own professional and personal aspirations. This book is a volume of essays on leadership development topics written by academics, coaches, and change consultants. It explores how extraordinary leaders and thriving organizations are created by sharing research methodologies and insights, and by describing intervention and change techniques. Drawing upon substantial research, this book presents the essential leadership models and equips practitioners with tools for developing executive coaches and working with business leaders. This second edition includes new chapters on executive stress and coaching across the gender divide.


leadership Executive Coaching behavior women stress business Coach coaching development Leadership Coaching organization organizations Personal transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Konstantin Korotov
    • 4
  • Elizabeth Florent-Treacy
    • 1
  • Caroline Rook
    • 5
  1. 1.INSEADFrance
  2. 2.INSEADSingapore
  3. 3.INSEADAbu Dhabi
  4. 4.Center for Leadership Development ResearchEuropean School of Management and TechnologyGermany
  5. 5.Lord Ashcroft International Business SchoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55636-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56161-9
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