WHO IS HE
- The Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development
- Clinical Professor of Leadership Development
- Director, INSEAD Global Leadership Centre
WHY IS HE FAMOUS
The Financial Times, Le Capital, Wirtschaftswoche, and The Economist have judged Manfred Kets de Vries one of world's leading thinkers on management. Bringing to bear his knowledge and experience of economics (Econ. Drs., University of Amsterdam), management (ITP, M.B.A., and D.B.A., HBS), and psychoanalysis (Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association), he scrutinises the interface between international management, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and dynamic psychiatry. His specific areas of interest are leadership development, top executive team building and organisational change. He is the Director of INSEAD's Global Leadership Centre, program director of INSEAD's top management seminar, "The Challenge of Leadership: Creating Reflective Leaders" and the program "Consulting and Coaching for Change", and received five times, INSEAD's distinguished teacher award. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than twenty-four books and has published over 250 scientific papers as chapters in books and as articles. His books and articles have been translated into twenty languages. Most famous books are “Leadership Mystique”, Happiness Equation” and “ Leaders on a Couch”. He was the first fly fisherman in Outer Mongolia and is a member of New York's Explorers Club.
WHY WE LIKE HIM SO MUCH
Manfred Kets de Vries is most probably the greatest hunter among leadership thinkers. In his spare time he can be found in the rainforests or savannas of Central Africa, the Siberian taiga, Australia's Arnhem Land, the Pamir Mountains, or the barren wastelands of the Arctic. Also working with us has offered unique opportunities to spend some time with him in the forest and talking about the world and human behaviour. At events he really pushes the limits of minds of participants by truly revealing new horizons about how leaders feel about their work and their life.