We are pleased to dedicate this area of our web site to the monumental work of thought leaders such as Prof. Manfred Kets de Vries and Dr. Edgar Schein, who continue to enrich the field of organizational psychodynamics and psychology with their research and writings. We owe a debt of gratitude to these luminaries for reaching out to our firm and generously sharing their work and insights with our communities in the true spirit of collegiality.
Prof. Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational
INSEAD: The Business School for the World
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INSEAD Global Leadership Centre
Faculty & Research
See my latest article, “The Hedgehog Effect: Building High Performance Teams”
Why Leaders Derail
View my research on my SSRN Author page: SSRN
And my Harvard Business School Blogs: Harvard Business Review
See also my two latest books published with Palgrave
“You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger: Executive Coaching Challenges”
“Telling Fairy Tales in the Boardroom: How to Make Sure Your Organization Lives Happily Ever After”
Dr. Edgar Schein
Prof. Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management
Ed Schein is Professor Emeritus of the MIT Sloan School of Management. He was educated at the University of Chicago, Stanford, and Harvard where he received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 1952. He worked at the Walter Reed Institute of Research for four years and then joined MIT in 1956 where he taught until 2005. He has published extensively– Organizational Psychology, 3d Ed. (1980), Process Consultation Revisited (1999), career dynamics (Career Anchors, 4th ed. With John Van Maanen, 2013), Organizational Culture and Leadership, 4th Ed. (2010), The Corporate Culture Survival Guide, 2d Ed., (2009), a cultural analysis of Singapore’s economic miracle (Strategic Pragmatism, 1996), and Digital Equipment Corp.’s rise and fall (DEC is Dead; Long Live DEC, 2003
In 2009 he published Helping, a book on the general theory and practice of giving and receiving help followed in 2013 by Humble Inquiry which explores why helping is so difficult in western culture, and which won the 2013 business book of the year award from the Dept. of Leadership of San Diego Univ. He has finished for spring, 2016 Humble Consulting that revises the whole model of how to consult and coach and is currently working with his son on Humble Leadership (2016), which challenges our current theories of leadership and management.
Dr. Schein continues to consult with various local and international organizations on a variety of cultural issues, with special emphasis on safety in Health Care, the Nuclear Industry, and the US Forest Service. An important focus of this new consulting is to focus on the interaction of occupational/organizational subcultures and how they interact with career anchors to determine the effectiveness of organizations.
He is the 2009 recipient of the Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award of the Academy of Management, the 2012 recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award from the International Leadership Association, the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award in Organization Development from the International OD Network, and has an Honorary Doctorate from the IEDC Bled School of Management in Slovenia.
Please contact us if you are interested in exploring the work and writings of these scholar-practitioners or simply looking for articles, papers, and rare books by the authors. As we further develop this page, we will feature the work of other contemporary theorists and practitioners as well.