Riding the leadership rollercoaster: An observer’s guide. (2016)
“(tools to) prevent leaders becoming prisoners of their own past, making the same mistakes over and over again.”
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, INSEAD
NB – includes the chapter ‘Riding for a fall: Hubris – it’s really real.’
From the publisher’s preview:
“A collection of short, bite-sized nuggets of insight into the psychological ups and downs of the leadership journey from one of the world’s top thinkers on leadership.
“Leadership often means living on the edge, living a life less ordinary, leaving the straight and narrow to take a more exciting path. Like riding a roller coaster, there will be moments that take our breath away but it is in those moments that we feel truly alive. Although we may not know what is coming round the next bend or after the next rise, we have a great time on the ride.
“…Kets de Vries’s examination … pushes leaders and their coaches to become personal and organizational detectives, to look beyond the obvious and discover the deeper meaning of their own and others’ actions. Doing so can prevent leaders becoming prisoners of their own past, failing to recognize the repetitive patterns in their behavior, making the same mistakes over and over again.
Access the book here: Riding the Leadership Rollercoaster: An observer’s guide