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Executive's Guide to Understanding People

How Freudian Theory Can Turn Good Executives into Better Leaders

Authors: Zaleznik, A.

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Zaleznik takes managers into Freud's world of psychoanalysis and shows managers what they need to know about themselves and their employees to better motivate and lead. He discusses a variety of things relevant to today's top leaders including Freud's origin of psychoanalysis, the unconscious, neuroses, organizations and change.

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ABRAHAM ZALEZNIK is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, USA.

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"In this clear and insightful book, Abraham Zaleznik shows executives how to think like a psychiatrist in motivating and managing people." - Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor Management or Director of the Center for Human Resources

"In the conversational tone for which he is famous, Abe Zaleznik connects the dots between psychoanalysis and leadership to help answer questions every executive is asking: why do people do what they do? Why do I do what I do? How can I make better decisions? This is simply a must-read book." - Sydney Finkelstein, Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth the author of Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and Why Smart Executives Fail

"In the current crisis, which is at its core not merely financial but a crisis of leadership, it behooves executives to deepen their own self-knowledge and their understanding of their people's blind-spots. Abraham Zaleznik provides a thorough, systematic, and accessible yet not simplistic introduction to the field of psychoanalysis for busy managers. A valiant effort to bridge psychodynamics and leadership." - Dr. Thomas D. Zweifel, CEO, Swiss Consulting Group, and author of The Rabbi and the CEO: The Ten Commandments for 21st-Century Leaders

"Zaleznik's revised edition deftly applies psychoanalytic theory to the modern business world. His subtle observations and creative insights are incisive and thought-provoking. Readers will learn a great deal from this book." - George R. Goethals - E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair and Professor of Leadership Studies at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Where Freud Fits

    Pages 1-6

    Zaleznik, Abraham

  • Sigmund Freud and the Origins of Psychoanalysis

    Pages 7-22

    Zaleznik, Abraham

  • The Unconscious

    Pages 23-35

    Zaleznik, Abraham

  • Theory Of Neuroses Symptoms

    Pages 37-54

    Zaleznik, Abraham

  • Theory of Neuroses Explanations

    Pages 55-66

    Zaleznik, Abraham

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Hardcover $119.99
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Softcover $85.00
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Executive's Guide to Understanding People
Book Subtitle
How Freudian Theory Can Turn Good Executives into Better Leaders
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10315-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230103153
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61569-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37940-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 188
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