Kets de Vries profiles a range of toxic executives the narcissist, psychopath, cold fish, obsessive-compulsive, and many more, offering coaches examples of interventions that have worked and those that haven't, to help coaches deal with difficult people and become more effective.
Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries is the Distinguished Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change at INSEAD, the Founder of INSEAD's Global Leadership Centre, and program director of INSEAD's top management program, 'The Challenge of Leadership: Developing Your Emotional Intelligence,'and Scientific Director of the Executive Master's Program 'Consulting and Coaching for Change'. The Financial Times, Le Capital, Wirtschaftswoche, and The Economist have rated Manfred Kets de Vries among the world's top 50 leading management thinkers.
1. Introduction 2. The Narcissistic Executive 3. The Detached Executive 4. The Paranoid Executive 5. The 'Bipolar' Executive 6. The Psychopathic Executive 7. The 'Autistic' Executive 8. The Passive-Aggressive Executive 9. The Obsessive-Compulsive Executive 10. Love, Play, and Work 11. You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger Appendix: A Short Note on Coaching Interventions