|Kets de Vries, Manfred F. R.|
Reflections on Groups and Organizations
On the Couch With Manfred Kets de Vries
1. Edition January 2011
2011. 360 Pages, Hardcover
- General Reading -
ISBN 978-0-470-74247-1 - John Wiley & Sons
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Reflections on Groups and Organizations is the third and final book in the On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries series.
Broadening the Kets De Vries canvas, this book examines concepts of organizational health, performance, and change. Material ranges from studies of high performance teams - based on time the author spent with the pygmies of central Africa - to the study of organizational stars, to the use of coaching interventions to improve personal and organizational functioning.
Kets de Vries looks at the interpersonal and group processes that determine how organizations work within specific contexts, including family firms. He studies dysfunctional leader-follower relationships, downsizing, and organizational transformation. Kets de Vries also introduces his concept of the "authentizotic" organization - a pleasant, healthy, well-functioning workplace.
From the contents
About This Book.
PART 1 INTERPERSONAL AND GROUP PROCESSES.
Chapter 1 Folie à Deux: Acting Out Your Superior's Fantasies.
Chapter 2 Group Dynamics.
Chapter 3 High Performance Teams: Lessons From the Pygmies.
PART 2 THE PEOPLE DIMENSION IN ORGANIZATIONS.
Chapter 4 The Question of Organizational Culture.
Chapter 5 Personality, Culture and Organizations.
Chapter 6 The Downside of Downsizing.
Chapter 7 Beyond the Quick Fix: The Psychodynamics of Organizational Transformation and Change.
Chapter 8 The Dynamics of Family Controlled Firms.
PART 3 CHANGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS.
Chapter 9 Leadership Coaching for Organizational Transformation.
Chapter 10 Can Leaders Change? Yes, but Only if They Want To.
Chapter 11 The Many Colors of Success: What Do Executives Want Out of Life?
Chapter 12 Coaching to Stardom: How to Identify and Develop Top Performers.
Conclusion: Creating Authentizotic Organizations.