Accepting Your Shadow Side

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries


During one of my workshops on the psychodynamics of leadership I met a senior banker named Tina. Our conversations revealed someone at a crossroads in life, although Tina wasn’t conscious that she had several possible paths to choose from. She had little interest in her work. It had become routine – a drain on her energy. She couldn’t remember the last time she had been happy. For some time, she had been asking herself whether she should quit. But quitting was easier said than done. What would her colleagues and bosses think of her? After all, she had been very successful in running the firm’s principal trading desk. And what about her personal finances? Could she afford to quit?

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  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
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  1. 1.INSEADFontainebleauFrance

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