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Coach and Couch 2nd edition

The Psychology of Making Better Leaders

Palgrave Macmillan

Part of the book series: INSEAD Business Press (IBP)

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

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

    1. Introduction: A Psychodynamic Approach to Leadership Development

      • 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. The Clinical Paradigm: A Primer for Personal Change

      • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Konstantin Korotov
      Pages 19-28
  4. Coaching Program Design

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65
    2. Transformational Executive Programs: An Owner’s Manual

      • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Konstantin Korotov
      Pages 67-85
  5. The Process of Coaching

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119
    2. The Art of Listening

      • Erik van de Loo
      Pages 121-137
  6. Coaching in Organizations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 153-153
    2. Coaching: A Chairman’s Point of View

      • Stanislav Shekshnia
      Pages 155-175
    3. Leadership Coaching in Family Businesses

      • Randel S. Carlock
      Pages 176-194
  7. Contemporary Issues in Leadership Development and Coaching

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 211-211
    2. Coaching Executives Across Cultures

      • Ann Houston Kelley
      Pages 213-229
    3. Executive Stress—Taboo or Opportunity for Change?

      • Caroline Rook, Thomas Hellwig, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy
      Pages 230-240

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.

Reviews

Endorsements for the first edition:

"Coach and Couch: The Psychology of Making Better Leaders is a powerful reminder that Leadership, very much like Art, blends irrationality and rationality. This book explores the clinical perspective and applies it to the business context. I have found that this approach, which focuses on self-reflection and the observation of others, is particularly helpful in confronting the challenges of leadership."

- Edward Dolman, CEO, Christie's

"Finally, the long-awaited volume on the theories, methods and practices of what is widely considered as one of the most innovative and effective programs in the development of leaders and high performance teams in the world today. The wealth of experience, knowledge and insight gathered in these pages is truly remarkable. In the rapidly expanding field of executive coaching, this book on the development of creative leadership in today's complex organizations is destined to be a landmark. This is as good as it gets."

- Sudhir Kakar, Visiting Professor, INSEAD, psychoanalyst, anthropologist and novelist

Editors and Affiliations

  • INSEAD, France

    Manfred F. R. Kets Vries, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy

  • INSEAD, Singapore

    Manfred F. R. Kets Vries

  • INSEAD, Abu Dhabi

    Manfred F. R. Kets Vries

  • Center for Leadership Development Research, European School of Management and Technology, Germany

    Konstantin Korotov

  • Lord Ashcroft International Business School, UK

    Caroline Rook

About the editors

Manfred Kets de Vries Caroline Rook Konstantin Korotov Elizabeth Florent-Treacy Anton Oberholzer Pierre Vrignaud Randel S. Carlock Abraham Zaleznik Jean-Claude Noel Ann Houston Kelley Erik van de Loo Elisabet Engellau Stanislav Shekshnia Jean-Claude Noel Roger Lehman Abraham Zaleznik Ann Houston Kelley Thomas Hellwig

Bibliographic Information

Buy it now

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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