Finding Shaka Zulu in the Attic
New Horizons in Leadership Studies series
About the author
This study of Shaka Zulu and leadership by terror takes Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries out of his usual territory. In most of his writings, he brings a different view to the much-studied subjects of leadership and the dynamics of individual and organizational change. Relying on his knowledge and experience of economics (Econ. Drs., University of Amsterdam), management (ITP, MBA and DBA, Harvard Business School), and psychoanalysis (Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association), Kets de Vries typically scrutinizes the interface between international management, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and dynamic psychiatry. His specific areas of interest are leadership, career dynamics, executive stress, entrepreneurship, family business, succession planning, cross-cultural management, team-building, coaching and the dynamics of corporate transformation and change. A clinical professor of leadership, Kets de Vries holds the Raoul de Vitry d’Avaucourt Chair of Leadership Development at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. He is the Director of INSEAD’s Global Leadership Center. He is program director of INSEAD’s top-management seminar The Challenge of Leadership: Creating Reflective Leaders, and its seminar Coaching and Consulting for Change (and has five times received INSEAD’s distinguished teacher award). He has also held professorships at McGill University, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Montreal) and the Harvard Business School, and has lectured at management institutions around the world. He is a founding member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations. The Financial Times, Le Capital, Wirtschaftswoche and The Economist have named Manfred Kets de Vries one of the world’s leading management thinkers. Kets de Vries...