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Telling Fairy Tales in the Boardroom : How to Make Sure Your Organization Lives Happily Ever After

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Tell me a story…All coaching interventions begin by asking the client to tell their story. Why? Because stories are how we frame and understand our truth. In this book Manfred Kets de Vries, one of the world's leading authorities on the psychology of leadership, and a pioneering practitioner in the field of psychodynamic executive coaching, draws on the format of traditional fairy tales and tells us five stories.Telling Fairy Tales in the Board Room contains five stories that dramatize five key themes of dysfunctional leadership.The accompanying commentaries analyze each tale and examine the ways in which it is analogous to leadership behavior and organizational culture. This diagnostic element is supported by suggestions for the practical use of these tales in individual or group interventions. A self-assessment test after each tale reinforces the main lessons and guides the reader's interpretation of the results.You know where you are with a fairy story. There is a cast of predictable characters, the hero or heroine is submitted to terrible trials, cruelty and injustice but in the end the baddies get their comeuppance, good triumphs and everyone lives happily ever after. The first half is just like real life in most corporates – with Kets de Vries' help you'll be able to help your clients get their organizational life closer to 'happily ever after.'
Number of Pages: 125
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior
Series Title: Palgrave Kets De Vries Library
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Manfred F. R. Kets De Vries
Language: English
Street Date: November 4, 2015
TCIN: 50241645
UPC: 9781137562722
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6762
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