Preface 1. Leadership in a dissonant voice: Using the prism of the clinical paradigm Introducing key issues The centrality of the clinical paradigm 2. Emotional intelligence in the world of work Intelligence as a multifaceted attribute A closer look at emotional intelligence Honing the sub-skills of emotional intelligence A mood too far: Managing emotional extremes The core conflictual relationship theme Deepening our understanding of our inner theater Escaping psychic prison 3. The mussel syndrome Corporate consequences of the mussel syndrome The changing organizational paradigm Companies that endure 4. The failure factor in leadership Executive behavior: Myth and reality Rational and irrational behavior Dysfunctional patterns in leadership The transference trap The impact of narcissism 5. The dynamics of succession Midlife dilemmas The life-cycle of a CEO Generational envy 6. The Dilbert phenomenon The deadness within Resuscitating "dead" leaders Whole-life strategy versus deferred-life strategy The tragedies of success and near-success A summary prescription for revitalization 7. The rot at the top Neurotic styles and organizations The dramatic personality/organization The suspicious personality/organization The detached personality/organization The depressive personality/organization The compulsive personality/organization Case examples An organizational vicious circle 8. Achieving personal and organizational change The process of change The dynamics of individual change The dynamics of organizational transformation Leadership strategies for implementing change 9. Characteristics of effective leadership Leadership models 10. Leadership in a global context The wheel of culture Identifying global leadership abilities Global leadership development 11. Roles leaders play Leadership versus management The dual roles of leadership 12. Leadership development Selection problems Developmental tasks Leadership in the "digital age" 13. Authentizotic organizations The best companies to work for The "healthy" individual bsp; Characteristics of the "authentizotic" organization The gender question 14. Final thoughts Suggested further reading 7
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