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Manfred Kets de Vries

Leadership, Organizational Behavior

The Financial Times and The Economist have judged Manfred Kets de Vries one of the world’s leading thinkers on leadership and organizational behavior. Manfred Kets de Vries straddles the two worlds of management and psychoanalysis and brings a different view to the much-studied subjects of leadership and the dynamics of individual and organizational change. He has pioneered the use of psychoanalysis to understand what happens when executives go off the rails. Nowadays, his research interests focus more on what makes for healthy organizations employing high-performance teams. In the videos filmed in July, he talks about these two topics.

Manfred Kets de Vries is a Professor of Leadership Development at INSEAD , the Director of INSEAD’s Global Leadership Centre  and  the Program Director of INSEAD’s top management seminars on leadership. He has lectured at management institutions around the world (Harvard). He has published more than 30 books and over 300 scientific papers that have been translated into 31 languages. Manfred Kets de Vries is a consultant to leading U.S., Canadian, European, African, and Asian companies. He has worked as an educator and consultant in more than 40 countries.  His unique views on the nature of individual and organizational change have made him one of today’s most sought-after business speakers for keynote addresses around the world.

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